Politicisation of Development: Emeka Woke berates Dakuku Peterside

Politicisation of Development: Emeka Woke berates Dakuku Peterside
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
 
Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Engineer Chukwuemeka Woke has berated  the defeated  2015 Rivers State APC Governorship Candidate, Mr Dakuku Peterside for deliberately  refusing  to understand  the tenets of developmental philosophy  in governance. 
 
In statement  in Port Harcourt, Engineer Woke regretted  that Dakuku Peterside has formed the habit of making  unguarded  comments to gain political attention . 
 
He said: “The attention of the Rivers State Government has been drawn to another unfortunate  ranting of the defeated Rivers APC Governorship Candidate. 
 
“In the unguarded statement  published in one of the national dailies, Peterside condemned  the  dissolution  of the State Executive Council by His Excellency, Governor Wike.  This is most unfortunate and a proof that  Peterside lacks knowledge  of the rudiments  of governance “.
 
He explained that  after  two years of quality  and developmental  leadership, Governor Wike needed to inject fresh  blood to increase the  tempo of delivery of democracy dividends in the state. 
 
Woke stated that Governor Wike is involved  in rapidly  developing  the State after Dakuku’s  boss raped the coffers of Rivers State.  According  to  him, Governor Wike  has the right to re-jig his cabinet  at any time.
 
“Dakuku spent 4years as Amaechi’s Commissioner for Works with an average of about N300billion without  any meaningful  improvement on the  state of roads. It took the  emergence  of Governor  Wike to develop  the road infrastructure of the State .
 
“Dakuku, a breastfeeding political godson of Amaechi should recall that the  Governors of Nasarawa, Borno, Imo , Kano, Bauchi, Lagos among  other APC State Governors have since changed their  cabinets without  anyone  raising eyebrows.  The 2015  Failed APC Governorship Candidate should keep quiet and allow Governor  concentrate  on developing  Rivers State “, Engineer Woke said.
 
He added that  contrary to the allegation  by Peterside, Governor Wike has improved the fortunes  of traditional rulers and has  shown them respect. The Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor informed  that  Governor Wike is constructing a befitting  secretariat  for traditional rulers in the  state. 
 
Woke said rather than make noise, the defeated Rivers APC Governorship and his principal, Rotimi Amaechi  should present their  scorecards as representatives  of Rivers State  to the people.