Former Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike was confirmed as a minister despite opposition from All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Eze Chukwuemeka Eze.
The statement was signed by the former National Publicity Secretary of the now-defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) on Wednesday.
He thinks that President Bola Tinubu’s nomination of Wike as minister, as well as the vetting and confirmation of his candidacy by the Senate, “is an affront to decency, as facts on him do not qualify him as a character that merits such an office.”
Despite “reports and fact-filled opinions on the non-qualification of the former governor to hold public office in the country,” Eze claims the President has chosen to ignore this evidence and instead continue to support the former governor’s candidacy.
He claimed the European Union Election Observation Report for the 2023 vote singled out the former governor for indictment because to his actions during the previous two elections in February and March.
“Such imposition at a time the country is struggling to redeem her electorally battered image and reclaim credibility within the international community is, to say the least, ridiculous,” he continued.