A public affairs commentator, Victor Israel, has criticised Nyesom Wike, the immediate past governor of Rivers state, for accepting to be a minister under the Bola Tinubu administration.
Wike’s name was among the 28 nominees sent to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation on Thursday, July 27.
He was listed alongside former governors like Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi and Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa.
Mike’s presence in the list sparked reactions on social media, as some people expressed shock, while others said it was expected.
Israel said the ministerial list indicates Wike cannot be trusted or keep to his words.
He was reacting to past comments by the former Rivers state governor that the ruling All Progressives Congress can be likened to cancer, a terminal disease.
Israel wrote on Twitter:
“Dino Melaye has been vindicated. Everything he said about Wike was true. Wike begged for a vice presidency slot after losing the primaries.
“Wike lobbied to be on Tinubu’s list. Wike isn’t a man of his word. He’s just like the regular Nigerian politician; they go where favours them.”
Wike’s nomination by the president, despite he is current membership in the Peoples Democratic Party, is expected to cause ripples in the opposition party.
It is also expected to trigger disquiet in the Rivers State chapter of the APC, especially with how the former governor treated party officials in the past.