The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has labelled Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, as “an embarrassment” to the people of the state.
Peterside was speaking during a birthday thanksgiving on Saturday, where he said Wike was ridiculing his office through his actions.
He frowned at the leaked tapes allegedly involving Wike and Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
Peterside said: “It is a big embarrassment to our state that a governor or anybody who occupies the office of the governor can be associated with the two leaked audio tapes.
“Governor Wike has a Herculean task to prove that those tapes are not his voice and do not represent his value system.
“If indeed it is proven that the tapes represent what Governor Wike said and his value system, then it is a big embarrassment to our state and he does not deserve to occupy the office of the governor.”
On the passage of the 2017 Budget within 48 hours, Peterside said, “It is ridiculing the office of the Rivers State Governor. It is ridiculing the Rivers House of Assembly and nothing can be more uncharitable than what Wike, working collaboratively with the Rivers House of Assembly, did.