Ezekwesili berates Wike over demolition of hotels


Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has berated Governor Nyesom Wike, over what she termed as “flagrant abuse of power” after he demolished two hotels in Rivers state over the alleged breaching of lockdown.

Governor Wike on Saturday ordered and supervised the demolition of two hotels in Rivers state over alleged violation of lockdown order to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Ezekwesili, while expressing dismay over the action of Wike, admonished the owners of the demolished hotels to take legal action against the governor.

Prior to the demolition of the hotels, Wike had imposed a lockdown in two local government areas and directed all hotels in the area to suspend services immediately as parts of measures to check the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

He then warned residents that failure to comply with the order would attract instant demolition.

Amid mounting rage that trailed the demolition, Ezekwesili said the action of the governor is suggestive of “unaccountable governance style of the inglorious military era.”

In a series of tweets on Sunday, May 10, the former presidential aspirant described the action of the governor as one lacking “self-discipline in the absence of social accountability.”


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