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Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has responded to the 48-hour ultimatum given to him by members of the socio-cultural group of the Ijaw nation to launch Home of Representatives member, Hon Farah Dagogo.

A federal lawmaker representing Degema/Bonny within the Home of Representatives, Dagogo was allegedly arrested on Governor Wike’s order final week for allegedly disrupting the screening of governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) in Port Harcourt.

He was stated to have been arrested alongside others and ordered to be remanded in police custody by a Justice of the Peace’s courtroom within the state.

The Rivers State governor had earlier declared Dagogo needed for allegedly ”hiring cultists to assault the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) secretariat in Port Harcourt.”

“We want to condemn, in most unequivocal phrases, that Hon. Farah Dagogo’s continued detention with out conviction in a courtroom of legislation is a transparent violation of his elementary human rights.

As a former Minister of State within the President Goodluck Jonathan-led federal administration, did the then Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, who had change into an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, threaten or ever arrested and illegally detained Governor Wike despite the fact that they have been at loggerheads? When did Rivers State change into the non-public empire of Governor Wike that indigenes want permission from him to determine their particular person political future?

Did Governor Diri ever name him (Governor Wike) that their lives have been beneath menace on account of the invading cultists? Did the well-fortified safety equipment of Governor Diri name for safety reinforcement due to Governor Wike’s imaginary marauding cultists?

What on earth justifies this premeditated political onslaught towards Hon. Farah Dagogo and the Rivers Ijaws? Was the mission basically to disclaim him screening in order that he wouldn’t have an opportunity to contest the governorship election towards different opponents?

We want to remind Governor Wike that Hon. Farah Dagogo is as eminently certified as another Rivers man or girl to contest for the workplace of governor on the platform of the PDP. As no person is denying Governor Wike his proper to vie for the workplace of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he too ought to chorus from scuttling the rights of others to aspire to any elective workplace within the nation, together with the workplace of governor of Rivers State.

By his present shenanigans, Governor Wike has uncovered his pangs to underscore his disdain for an Ijaw successor in Rivers State. We now know that this has been his secret agenda. However let the historic contributions of the Ijaw individuals to the creation of outdated Rivers State not be misplaced on Governor Wike.

Governor Wike ought to be reminded that the fantastic thing about democracy underscores free contest and never an imposition. He’s not an emperor and, subsequently, can’t single-handedly dictate a successor towards globally accepted democratic tenets.

As a sitting governor, who’s exiting workplace in 2023 after his constitutional two tenures, his politics of succession should be seen to be all-inclusive and never designed overtly or covertly to exclude Ijaw curiosity in Rivers State.

We have now it on good authority that Hon. Farah Dagogo’s well being has deteriorated because of his ordeal within the palms of Governor Wike. He’s stated to be affected by chest and abdomen issues. Let Governor Wike realise that the Ijaw nation is watching. Nothing ought to occur to Hon. Farah Dagogo.

The INC, hereby, calls for the fast launch of Hon. Farah Dagogo from incarceration inside 48 hours. As a lawyer, Governor Wike is aware of that his trumped-up prices towards Hon. Farah Dagogo are bailable. If Governor Wike thinks he has official prices to convict him, he ought to enable the due strategy of the legislation to take its official course. Launch Hon. Farah Dagogo within the curiosity of peace, justice and equity, to allow him to pursue his political ambition, to which he’s constitutionally entitled.”

Nevertheless, whereas talking at a church program on Sunday, Might 8, Gov Wike stated the Ijaw youths have no idea who they’re coping with. He acknowledged that as a substitute of them coming to peacefully ask what occurred, they’re issuing an Ultimatum.

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