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Oby Ezekwesili slams Wike over demolition of Rivers hotels, tells owners what to do

Former Education Minister, Dr Oby Ezekwesili has berated Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike for demolishing two hotels in the state.

CANDIIDONLINE recalls that Wike had earlier ordered and supervised the demolition of hotels in the state for allegedly violating the lockdown order.

The Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, advocate through her Twitter account further urged the owners of the hotel to sue the government over what she described as breach in demicracy.

“Power in the hands of persons without self-discipline in the absence of social accountability creates monsters in any society. Lord Acton will forever be right. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

“I have seen enough flagrant abuse of power among our political class to know that both they and citizens are still enamored of the unaccountable governance style of the inglorious military era.

“Such arrogance of power against citizens because of delegated temporary ‘title’.

“Democratic ethos, va|ues, principles and nuances totally forbid the kind of action Governor Wike of Rivers took in demolishing a hoteI no matter whatever “Executive Order” he travels signed. His action breeds anarchy in society and is condemnable. There is the morning after.

“It is seIf-discipline that makes one with enormous powers to be restrained in exercising it.

“Whatever else you do as a young person preparing for Public Leadership in this land, please get seIf-discipline before whatever ‘title’ they start calling you to swell your head.

“It is important for the hotel owners in Rivers State to sue the Rivers State Government. Our Democracy cannot continue to be operated in the breach by this haIf-civilian-haIf-military mentality.Enough said.” She tweeted.

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Written by Mateen Badru

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