THAT FOUL BY WIKE’S INFORMATION COMMISSIONER
He shouldn’t have allowed the video to leak. Instead of taking blames for messing the Governor up on Live Coverage of the Quarterly meetings of the Rivers State Traditional Rulers Council, the Commissioner for Information, Paulinus Nsirim chose to react to Dakuku Peterside’s admonition of the Governor by turning truth upside down.
Nsirim ought to have taken the blame for such a poor outing of his boss who forgot that he was not only under public watch through the cameras but was addressing the oldest government institution which is the Traditional Rulers.
Dakuku had called for restraint and decorum on the part of Governor Wike, describing the Governor’s outburst as despicable.
Surprisingly, the Information Commissioner toed the path of dishonor to accuse the NIMASA DG, Peterside of concocting the video which has gone viral.
The right thing to do rather than outright lies would have been to apologize to the Traditional Rulers as well as the highly revered Sokoto caliphate which was denigrated by the Governor wherein he described a Traditional Ruler as dressing like Usman Dan Fodio, the founder of the Caliphate.
Let’s hope that in the next few weeks, Governor Wike will not embark on a face saving mission to the North.