Wike Derecognized Former Governor - 7 Years After He Recognized Him
Just seven years after he recognized the same perosn as the governor of Rivers State, Governor Wike removes Sir Celestine Omehia's picture and signs the order to removed Omehia as an ex governor of the state. He thanks the Speaker of the House of Assembly and his colleagues.
He says that he received the resolution of the House the previous day and he reminds everybody that his predecessor, His Excellency Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi did not recognise Omehia as a former governor. He then says that when he came on board, the House of Assembly decided that Celestine Omehia should enjoy the status of a former governor. He says that he has never disrespected the resolutions of the House of Assembly and so he complied.
He said that the Assembly said (the previous day) that they now have better facts. He says that the facts are that the Supreme Court ruled that Sir Celestine Omehia was never governor of Rivers State because he never stood for any election.
He said that the Assembly decided to protect its legacy by doing the right thing. He said that in this country people will praise you when you do what they like, but they won't praise you when you do the uncommon thing. He said that many people will bring in politics, but he doesn't mind. He said that the hallmark of leadership is correcting a wrong thing that was done.
He said that he called the attorney general of the state when he got the resolution and the attorney general said that the House of Assembly had no power to overrule the Supreme Court and declare Omehia a former governor.
He said that he saw on AIT that they said that Omehia was his ally, but now he is a member of PDP Presidential Campaign Council. He asks what has that got to do with the House of Assembly doing the right thing.
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