Rivers: Why Wike, A Failed Promise Keeper, Wants Agreements With Fubara Fulfilled – Ikuru, Ex-Dep Gov.


Former Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Dr Tele Ikuru has declared that the desire of former Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to perpetually dominate and control everything in Rivers State formed the basis of his insisting of Governor Sim Fubara to fulfil an agreement that was not in the interest of the people of Rivers State.

He said that it was time for former Governor Nyesom Wike, a “failed promise keeper” to let go of the past and allow Governor Fubara the breathing space needed to move Rivers State forward.

Ikuru in a statement made available to Forefront News, specifically said that it was surprising that the same Wike that never kept nor honoured any political agreement he had with top politicians in Rivers State including him (Ikuru), would now be holding on to an agreement that cannot be implemented by Governor Fubura. owing to the fact that such an agreement is not in the interest of the people of Rivers State.

He therefore tasked Wike to allow Fubara focus on the challenges of good governance and the aspirations of the people.

In the words of Ikuru; “Spear Governor Fubara these unwarranted and ill-conceived political manoeuvrings founded on personal agendas and not for general good of Rivers State and her people.

In 2015, I made a conscious decision to invest my financial resources, my time, and energy into supporting Nyesom Wike’s gubernatorial campaign. I poured my heart and soul into ensuring Nyesom Wike emerged victorious even at the risk of my personal safety.

Again in 2019, I doubled down on my commitment. I invested a significant amount of money to procure campaign outfits for all 23 Local Governments Areas of Rivers State. I spared no expense in supplementing Wike’s election efforts in my own local government, and once again putting myself at great risk to safeguard the fairness and transparency of the electoral process.

However, despite my unwavering loyalty and sacrifices, I found myself abandoned and forgotten by Wike. Throughout his eight-year tenure, he failed to acknowledge my contributions or fulfill his promises and agreements.

Even as a former Deputy Governor, Wike denied me my severance benefit. My investment in Wike’s governorship was not just financial – it was a commitment of passion, dedication, and belief in a better future for Rivers State.

Yet, his leadership style and rash abuse of senior citizens brought me nothing but disappointment, misery and losses.

By the grace of God, today I speak not as a victim, but as a hero. I have accepted my losses, and I have moved on.

And as I reflect on my experience, I cannot help but urge Wike to do the same and allow peace and development to reign in Rivers State.

Nyesom Wike, when you speak of investing in Governor Sim Fubara’s election, remember those like me who also invested in you. Remember the sacrifices I made, the risks I took, and the promises and agreements you left unfulfilled.

I may have lost my investment on Wike, but I have not lost hope in the future of Rivers State. And together, we will continue to strive for a brighter tomorrow,” the former deputy governor said.

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