APGA chieftain advise Wike to set up reconciliation commission


Mr Charles Harry, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2015 general election in Rivers, has advised Gov. Nyesom Wike to set up a reconciliatory commission for all inclusiveness.

Harry, who gave the advice while speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Friday, said the constitution of the commission would pacify aggrieved politicians and promote peace and development in the state.

He said that the commission was necessary to bring Rivers politicians together in the task of ensuring good governance and better services.

According to him, the recent Supreme Court judgment which upheld Wike’s election as governor should put bickering of the past to rest.

“We need our elite to participate in the current government by way of sincere inputs, we need not continue to work as opponents; the state’s interest should be paramount.

“The blame will definitely be on the political class if the state sees no development in the next three years, this is a duty the governor owes us,’’ he said.

Harry further called on the Peoples Democratic Party led government in the state to show magnanimity in the face of the court’s victory by avoiding unnecessary witch-hunt of opponents.

“The judgment has spared the state of the unnecessary tensions that characterise election re-run, it is now our duty as a people to promote peace and development,’’ Harry said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Wike’s appeal against an Appeal Court’s judgment which nullified his election as governor. (NAN)