The Ned Nwoko Media Directorate has condemned a video where the Rivers state governor, Nyesome Wike purportedly made wild insinuations against Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko.
In the video the governor dabbled again into the issue of the $418 Paris Club refunds, which the Media Directorate said is the legitimate entitlement of Prince Ned Nwoko, “whose patriotic ingenuity, as a time- honoured lawyer, secured billions of dollars in favour of local and state governments including Wike’s administration as a beneficiary.
Wike had chastised Ned Nwoko for laying claim to monies the international lawyer genuinely earned and approved by the Federal government following various federal high courts,court of appeal and Supreme Court judgements,federal government and presidential approvals and 3 separate EFCC reports supporting the payments.
“When has demands for professional fees duly sanctioned by statutory authorities and scrutinized by anti -corruption agencies like EFCC and DSS become “fraud”? We are appalled by Wike’s wicked and despicable wild goose chase”, the Directorate noted.
It asserted on the contrary, that the Rivers state governor received a whopping share of over 60 billion Naira from the Paris Club refunds to states, thanks to the sterner stuff of Prince Ned Nwoko who took the Federal government to Court on behalf of the states and local governments and won, over the arbitrary deductions. Ned Nwoko Media said “We have infallible evidence that Wike not only collected the huge funds but squandered the proceeds through phantom projects and frivolous travels around the world in crude obscene ego trip”
“Like discerning members of the public, we are aware of Wike’ s primitive hoarding of illicit loots for elections,a dubious game plan that can only be contrived by a man of opaque character.
Wike spoke of corruption among some governors. Kettle cannot call Pot black. A man with both hands stained with filthy lucre lacks moral justification to utter one word on embezzlement.To go sanctimonious is unpardonable criminality. Wike ,no matter the pretence has exposed himself towards jail”
“We need to remind Wike for the upteempt time, in case he has forgotten, that 25 innocent children in life support machines died in a Rivers state- owned hospital the same hour because the hospital could not afford electricity. He could not provide electricity having diverted all funds to meaningless ventures for self aggrandizement. At the appropriate time when his dictatorial reign on the high horse is over ,he would surely answer charges of criminal negligence at the International Court of Justice for the sad deaths of those children”
“It is laughable that a man of monumental corrupt tendencies and wanton profligacy could so unabashedly talk when his activities connote unimaginable scam and fraudulence”
“Why cast childish attacks against Ned Nwoko? A towering personality who had consummated his career as a world class lawyer in the 1990s in London when Wike was struggling as an obscure worker in a local government. Who was Wike when Ned Nwoko returned to Nigeria in 1999 to win Aniocha /Oshimili Federal constituency seat and mount the green chambers of the National Assembly as distinguished member,House of Representatives”?
“That he was spoon -fed to become governor through godfather syndrome in 2015 , desperately grabbing public funds to his chest, should not be a license to brag and bully. Let Wike disclose his source of wealth he now flaunts with arrogant vainglorious relish.Can he survive outside dirty politics?
Wike’s claim against Ned Nwoko is hypocritical and face- saving duplicity”
On the alleged payments of 13% derivation to South south states , the Directorate said Wike’s claim is fraudulent. “He is trying falsely and maliciously to instigate the people against some governors. Wike postures deceptively in panic to cover his tracks on the well known serious open secret of his involvement in national econ