▪says Rivers State Government will fight the acts of impunity within the ambit of the constitution
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on Nigerians to discountenance the illegal move by the Pro-APC Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to declare four officials of the State Government wanted.
He further stated that the Rivers State Government will diligently fight the EFCC acts of impunity within the ambit of the constitution, noting that the State Government will not be cowed.
In a statement on Wednesday, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu quoted the Rivers State Governor as saying that the illegal action of the EFCC is aimed at armtwisting the court and embarrassing the Rivers State Government.
The governor noted that the Rivers State Government and the EFCC appeared on Tuesday (September 11, 2018) before the Federal High Court on the matter, which was adjourned for ruling by the court.
He regretted that the EFCC in line with the APC Federal Government’s bad habit of acting in impunity, went ahead to act outside the provisions of the law, just to gain media mileage and satisfy negative political interests.
The governor declared: “We cannot be cowed by the antics of the EFCC. The Rivers State Government remains resolute that it will fight the illegal actions of the EFCC within the ambit of the law.
“The EFCC can go ahead to declare the Rivers State Governor wanted, but it must realise that nobody in the state will be intimidated by their display of impunity and disrespect for the rule of law”.
Governor Wike said that nobody will allow the EFCC and the APC Federal Government drag the country back to 1984 when lawlessness rained supreme.
He said: “They cannot distract us by their political gimmicks and acts of illegality. We are focused on the rule of law and we shall fight this reign of impunity within the ambits of the constitution “
The Rivers State Governor declared that every institution of Government including the EFCC must work within the law.
He said the Rivers State Government will continue to work diligently for the people of the state, irrespective of the actions of the EFCC which are teleguided by the Failed APC Federal Government.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
12th September, 2018.