Wike, El Rufai competition in executive excesses

Mon May 11th, 2020 - Abuja (FCT)

The decision by Rivers State governor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, to lead bulldozers into Eleme on a demolition mission of a hospitality facility, has given fillip to the recurrent conversations about the place of young people in positions of authority.

Wike’s display of strong arm tactics in executing his mandate as governor comes at a time when his colleague in Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El Rufai, took a similar pathway to play the laymaker, judge and executor at the same time, by ordering the demolition of a building in his state.

Governor El Rufai came to demolition limelight during his stint as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), when he led the revalidation of the Abuja masterplan to demolish hotels and illegal structures. But his excess came on the wake of his political vendetta against his rival for the control of Kaduna State structure of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in the build up to the 2019 general elections.




source: Guardian