Governor Nyesom Wike has criticised Godswill Akpabio for a comment the minister made about south-south governors.
The Rivers governor questioned what the minister achieved when he was governor of Akwa Ibom state – Akpabio was a former member of PDP before he defected to the APC.
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has threatened to teach the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, a lesson for criticising governors in the South-South geo-political zone.
Wike issued the threat on Friday, March 12, when he inaugurated an office complex his administration built for the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Port Harcourt, Nation reported. The governor said the minister has no right to question what governors from the region were doing with 13% oil derivation. The Rivers governor said:
‘’It is unfortunate I read what the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Akpabio said. I will tell him to talk less. We will tell him that when he was the governor he was acting like a king. There was money that time. The exchange rate was N150 per dollar. Today, it is N500 for a dollar.
“Akpabio had money but he had the temerity to ask South-South governors what they are doing with 13 per cent derivation. Akpabio should not talk to Rivers State at all. He has no such authority. He is not qualified to talk to Rivers State.’’
According to The Punch, Wike advised Akpabio to desist from sponsoring propaganda against south-south governors.
The governor added that the NDDC is underperforming because it has placed politics ahead of service to the people of the region.