The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has been urged by the state chapter of Labour Party to constitute his cabinet immediately to ensure effective governance.
The chairman of the party in the state, Prince Reuben, stated this during a press conference in Port Harcourt, on Monday.
Reuben in his statement claimed that Wike’s refusal to set-up a cabinet four months after his election is undemocratic.
The Labour Party chairman stated that the party has given the Rivers State governor a seven-day ultimatum to appoint a cabinet in the interest of the people.
He added that the party withdrew its petition challenging the victory of Wike in court to enable the people to enjoy governance and dividends of democracy.
“It is becoming worrisome that after four months in office as the state governor, Wike has refused to properly constitute the state executive council.”
“This must be condemned, we must all rise to the demand for good governance and dividend of democracy, the government cannot be a one-man show,” he said.
Reuben further stated that he would mobilise civil society groups and other stakeholders in the state to protest against the governor’s refusal to appoint cabinet members.
He also urged Wike to concentrate on governance by initiating capital projects.
“The governor should also revisit the Greater Port Harcourt City project. Rivers people need to see what the huge financial resources of the state are being used for”.