Labour Party gives Wike 7-day ultimatum to constitute cabinet


The Rivers chapter of Labour Party has urged Governor Nyesom Wike seven – day ultimatum to constitute his cabinet immediately to ensure effective governance.

The state chairman of the party, Mr prince Reuben, who made the appeal in Port Harcourt Monday, said the governor’s refusal to set-up a cabinet four months after election is anti-democracy.

He said the party is giving the governor a seven-day period to appoint a cabinet in the interest of the people.
Reuben said the party withdrew its petition challenging the victory of Wike in court to enable the people enjoy governance and dividends of democracy.

“It is becoming worrisome that after four months in office as the state governor, Wike has refused to properly constitute the state executive council.

“This must be condemned, we must all rise to demand for good governance and dividend of democracy, government cannot be a one man show,” he said.

The chairman further said that his party would mobilise civil society groups and other stakeholders in the state to protest against the governor’s refusal to appoint cabinet members.

He urged Wike to concentrate on governance by initiating capital projects.

“The governor should also revisit the Greater Port Harcourt City project. Rivers people need to see what the huge financial resources of the state are being used for,” he said. (NAN)

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