The Labour Party says Governor Nyesom Wike’s threat to close down hotels and relaxation centers was borne out of fears of losing power in the state.
The South-South National Vice Chairman of the party, Felix Reuben, made the claims while briefing newsmen in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
While condemning the threat by the governor, the party leader said Wike would be going beyond his powers by destroying businesses.
According to him, “What he is doing is to scare hoteliers and political parties from holding meetings. Whatever the governor is doing, he’s doing it out of fear and I think he’s stepping above his powers.
“The people of Rivers State need to call him to order because one day he’s going to leave the seat, and if the same operation is meted out to him, I don’t think he’s going to take it kindly.
“So, whatever the government is saying, I totally condemn and we believe what he is doing is out of jealousy and fear of losing the power of Rivers State.
“We condemn in totality whatever the government is saying concerning pulling down people’s hotels.
“These are people’s livelihoods. If somebody holds a meeting in his father’s church today, will he go and pull down the church?”
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