The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alerted that Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has commenced strategic planning for the 2023 general elections.
The party said this in reaction to Wike’s donation of vehicles to judges.
Ogbonna Nwuke, APC spokesman in Rivers, in a statement on Friday condemned the governor’s utterances during the handover.
APC said it had nothing against the judiciary or judges, agreeing that the vehicles would enhance their performance, mobility, dedication and commitment to duty.
“We are nonetheless appalled by the uncharitable remarks. Rather than concentrate on the assignment of presenting vehicles, the Governor spent valuable time soliciting. What kind of cooperation was Governor Wike suing for in his rigorous speech? Was it necessary for a man who has presented gifts to another to recount in public how much he has done for a beneficiary?
“We have no doubt in our mind that Governor Wike has started spinning a dangerous web which would form the political template for 2023. The intention behind the speech credited to him, in our view, was to subtly draft the Judiciary into what is obviously a plot to compromise its officials,” he said.
Nwuke asked Wike to explain his motive for seeking collaboration and understanding on the part of the judges.
The official said they suspect that Wike was struggling very hard to appeal for, or work on the emotions of judicial officials who are serving in the State.
APC expressed confidence that judges who listened to the Wike’s line of thought would never allow anyone to impeach the integrity of the judiciary, or toy with their revered and esteemed position in society.
The statement warned that Wike administration may inadvertently mortgage the future of generations of Rivers, if the people do not speak up.
APC charged Rivers people to reject the move to put them in chains.
The party appealed to the judiciary not to be swayed by the dummy of friendship that is being sold to them.