APC: Wike dancing 'Kokoma' while Rivers' children are dying from measles

Nyesom Wike

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers

Okafor Ofiebor/ Port Harcourt

The Rivers Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned failure of Governor Nyesom Wike to take action on the reported measles outbreak ravaging some communities and killing children in Abua-Odual Local Government Area of the state.

Communities seriously affected by the outbreak of measles in Rivers include Kugbo Clan, Amurouttoru-Kugbo, Emago-Kugbo and Akani-Kugbo communities.

But APC blamed the outbreak of measles on neglect and lack of surveillance by Rivers government public health officials; failure to immunize babies, and a total lack of sensitization of the local population on the disease, in press statement signed by Chris Finebone its publicity Secretary in the state.

The party also regretted that Wike has not given the measles outbreak and the attendant deaths of children the required attention.

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“However, while Gov. Wike was busy vain-glorifying himself during the so-called commissioning of the 7th overhead bridge in Port Harcourt, elsewhere in Abua-Odual communities, distraught and grief-stricken parents were busy burying their dead children killed by measles.

“It beats the imagination of descent minds that same Abua-Odual Local Government Area belongs to the axis where annual floods ravage without end and the governor of the State never cares”.

“While Gov. Wike and his Party, the PDP, are dancing Kokoma with Rivers money, scores of children in Abua-Odual Local Government Area have died and still dying in many of the communities in the area.

“This is a shame that a State with a public health expert as deputy governor and with so much resource will suffer this kind of neglect and maladministration to the point of children paying with their innocent lives.

“As if people of the State have not suffered enough from the governor’s bad governance and political hocus-pocus, his once henchmen have now declared an open political war with him. Sadly for the ordinary people of the State, the governor and his party men are fiddling while Rome is burning,” APC said.

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