“We name on our of us to search Governor Wike as an enemy of the Ijaw Nation.”
The leadership of the Ijaw Early life Council (IYC) has called on their “brothers” who’re delegates in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primaries no longer to vote for the Rivers Recount Governor Nyesom Wike.
The community in a statement posted on Fb on Tuesday said doing in every other case would be considered as “betrayal of heritage.”
The statement, issued by the spokesperson of the IYC, Ebilade Ekerefe, is a response to the “Speak fireplace you” commentary made against Ijaw groups — IYC and the Ijaw Nationwide Congress (INC) — by Mr Wike at a church provider in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Governor Wike, a PDP presidential aspirant, rained curses on individuals of two Ijaw groups for anxious the free up of a federal lawmaker, Farah Dagogo, from penal complicated custody.
Mr Wike ordered Mr Farah’s arrest after the governor accused him of making an strive to disrupt the PDP governorship screening yell in Port Harcourt, an accusation the lawmaker denied.
The two Ijaw groups had given Mr Wike 48 hours ultimatum to free up the lawmaker, who is additionally a governorship aspirant of the PDP in Rivers Recount.
The governor lashed out at the groups for issuing the ultimatum.
The IYC spokesperson, Mr Ekerefe, said Governor Wike’s commentary became once “insulting” and capable of severing the relation between the Ijaws and Mr Wike’s ethnic community — the Ikwere.
“This “command” did no longer fireplace the ragged president when, despite all odds, he made him the assortment of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers Recount against the desires of alternative competent Ijaw aspirants in the affirm.
“Now, Jonathan, as an Ijaw man, is additionally below fireplace from Governor Wike. For him, all of us who made him, including the of us of Rivers Recount, are in his pocket and can even be insulted at will.
“We, resulting from this truth, name on our of us to search Governor Wike as an enemy of the Ijaw Nation. We bustle Ijaws all around the field to talk against this tyrannical behaviour of Wike,” the community said.
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