A former Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside has pilloried those behind the alleged impeachment moves against the governor of Rivers State, Sim Fubara, saying it was in bad faith and against the interest of the state.
Dakuku said in a statement he personally endorsed on Tuesday, that the disruption of governance in the state as a result of the issue was condemnable and called on the key actors to retrace their steps.
He said “I have watched with utter disbelief and disgust the most recent developments in Rivers State. Our once peaceful Rivers State has been turned into a theatre of the absurd by desperate political actors who do not wish the State well.
“I condemn, in all ramifications, the raw violence that followed what should ordinarily be average political engagements. I also completely condemn the unwarranted disruption of normal governmental activities by politically motivated interest. All people of goodwill who love our dear state and democracy must condemn this in no mean measure.
“I have read in the media, impeachment issues and the like. In good conscience, impeachment issues cannot arise in less than five months of incumbency. It sends the wrong signal that our state is a land of theatrics.”
According to Dakuku, there was “nothing in the political landscape has shown that the Executive Governor has compromised the State’s interest or put our State in a severe security quagmire.
“I have always said that no pursuit of personal interest or ambition can override the interest of Rivers State and its people. We, political leaders, must always watch our actions and tame our excesses.”
The former governorship candidate of the APC appealed to all political actors to allow time and space for the governor to do his job. “Only one Governor can function at a time. I also appeal to members of RSHA to focus on the business of law-making and get less distracted by the pursuit of personal ego or narrow pecuniary interest.”