Hotel Demolition: “We’ve done no wrong” – Governor Wike

The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, said his administration cannot be accused of any wrongdoing for demolishing two hotels in the state.

Mr Wike, in a state-wide broadcast on Sunday, said his action was backed by the law.

“We acted against the hotelier because, apart from using the facility to jeopardise the lives of our citizens in violation of the extant law, the owner audaciously unleashed thugs led by the Eleme Local Government youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party and inflicted severe injuries on our task-force members who went to enforce the law against the continued operation of the hotel,” Mr Wike said.

“And so, we’ve done no wrong as all our actions were taken in good faith and justified by, under and within the purview of the Executive Orders, which have neither been challenged nor set aside by any competent court of law.”

Mr Wike, after issuing an order recently banning hotels from opening their doors for business in the state to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus, had repeatedly warned that any hotel caught violating the order would be demolished.

The demolition of the hotels by the Rivers government has attracted outrage from Nigerians.



– Premium Times

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One Response to “Hotel Demolition: “We’ve done no wrong” – Governor Wike”

  1. Amnesty International and other human right organizations must hold this man accountable for this barbaric and draconian act. Violators of state laws may be fined and prosecuted. There is no justifiable reason to destroy their property, unless you are running an autocratic government.

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