The lawmaker representing port harcourt constituency 2 in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Tonye Smart Adoki, has declared that the decision of Gov. Nyesom Wike to carry out proper consultation and scrutinize would-be commissioners in the state is not an offense in government.
Adoki made the declaration yesterday in port harcourt, the rivers state capital while speaking during an all-important constituency consultative meeting with relevant stakeholders and opinion leaders of his constituency.
The lawmaker who was responding to queries on the Wike’s continuous delay in constituting the State Executive Council, berated the Governor’s critics for over heating the polity over the delay in the appointment of commissioners. He stated that the governor has made the machinery of government more purposeful and efficient by using senior civic servants such as the permanent secretaries to run the various government ministries.
Adoki noted that the senior civil servants have used the opportunity to bring their wealth of experience to bear in the state, thereby preparing a template for better service delivery system for the soon to be appointed politicians to thrive.
The lawmaker urged that in the previous cabinet during Wike’s first tenure, there were issues on non-performance and hunger for personal aggrandizement, rather than bringing to friction the developmental dreams of the Governor. He complained about the political instability of most politicians who most times would abandon their duties to pursue political ambition and defect to other political parties.
Adoki urged people of the state to be in same light with the governor who is taking time to ensure that only people who have the state at heart and are devoted to the development of the state are appointed.