The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has been warned to steer clear of the affairs of Imo State.
Special Adviser to Governor Uzodinma on Contact and Mobilization, Chief Cosmas Maduba gave the warning in an interview with our correspondent in Owerri.
Maduba frowned at the romance between Gov. Wike and former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha, saying it does not augur well for Imo people.
According to him, Gov. Wike should desist from playing to the gallery by making it seem as if the government of Imo State was persecuting Okorocha.
Maduba stated that Okorocha, who presently represents Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly was simply being asked to give account of his eight-year stewardship as governor.
He said: “During the second term of Rochas, Wike was still governor. Did they relate the way they relating now?
“He is talking about Rochas being persecuted. By who? So, if you commit an offence or if you steal and a panel put together to investigate you finds that you are a thief and recommends that you should be prosecuted accordingly, that becomes persecution?”
He enjoined Gov. Wike to go ahead and smoothen the way for Rochas to cross-carpet from the All Progressives Congress to the People’s Democratic Party without jeopardizing the interest of Imo people.
Maduba noted that while Gov. Wike is busy providing quality infrastructure for Rivers State people, Rochas provided substandard ones which have all collapsed.
The governor’s aide stated that Imo people are unhappy the way and manner Okorocha managed the affairs of the state for eight years and want him to be brought to book.