Wike’s hatred for civil servants motivated me to contest guber election – Rivers LP candidate

The Labour Party candidate in Rivers, Beatrice Itubo has revealed that she was motivated to join the 2023 governorship race because of the alleged hatred meted on state workers by former Governor Nyesom Wike.

Itubo made the disclosure when members of the New Dimension for Rivers State paid her a visit in her country home in Ogbakiri, Emohua Local Government Area of the state.

She claimed that the administration, of Wike, the current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, impoverished Rivers people.

She said; “I decided to contest that 2023 election not because I wanted to show myself up to Rivers people, no. We have been in the struggle for a very long time and when the immediate past governor of Rivers State came on board, I saw something different.

“I saw real hatred for the workers of Rivers State. I don’t know any other language that I will use other than that hatred, because someone who will be in power for eight years, didn’t promote any worker in Rivers State.

“For that number of years, he didn’t pay any pensioner gratuity. People were retiring and going home. When they want to key you in your monthly pension as you retire today, they will leave you for about two years, nobody is paying you a dime.”

This comes days after the Rivers State Chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Chijioke Ihunwo, said that he and some unnamed persons wrote election results in favour of Peoples Democratic Party, candidates in the 2023 general elections.

In a video that went viral on Twitter also known as X, Ihunwo had said that Labour Party won all the polls in the state but the results were changed.

Itubo had approached the tribunal, and appellate court to challenge the election of Governor Siminalayi Fubara of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but she lost.