Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, (APC) said they have maintained a studied silence in what they described as an episode taken from Hephaestus: a Greek Mythology Circus Tale that will soon come to an end.
Speaking yesterday APC State Publicity Secretary, Chris Finebone alleged that there was a plan by the Rivers State Governor Chief Nyesom Wike to execute road projects worth N4bn in Benue State.
“Despite our initial dismissal of the story as mere comic relief from the governor’s deep bag of tragic jokes, it soon became clear that Gov. Wike actually made the revelation in an exclusive interview with the Sun Newspaper that, not too long ago, named him their Man of the Year.
“An award that reminds us that the famous Time Magazine named the dictator, Hitler Man of the Year on the eve of World War II in 1938. So also was Stalin given the award twice by Time Magazine in1939 and 1942.
“A day or so later, the governor of Benue State, Gov. Samuel Ortom speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Terver Akase made a comprehensive response to the fatal comedy by Gov. Wike, giving him a thorough dressing down.
“Assuming that the good people of Rivers State have had enough of Wike’s theatre of the absurd, the APC declined to throw itself into the ring for the sake of saving the people yet another distraction and needless embarrassment.
“Surprisingly to the APC, the governor has continued with his gory market square dance to the unending shame and embarrassment of the good people of Rivers State.
“The APC is dismayed that a governor (just like any other) facing the present crunchy economic times has embarked on making expensive jokes that suggest that Rivers State has overcome her own infrastructural, educational, health and others.”