Orashi flood victims give Wike ultimatum


The people of Orashi Region have given the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, up to Monday to visit flood victims and ameliorate their sufferings or face a planned ‘mother of all’ protests to Government House, Port Harcourt due to negligence by the state government.

We gathered that the action which is being coordinated by an organization known as Orashi Assembly are also planning to occupy Government House, Port Harcourt.

The group said in a statement signed by Abbah Rufus, Leader of Orashi Assembly made available to our Correspondent copied the Executive Governor of Rivers State and others, that they would occupy government house until the state government attended to their demands.

According to the statement “We have cried but not heard. We have been displaced but not accommodated. Our houses have been destroyed, but not rebuilt. We have lost lives but not consoled.• We have been hungry, but not fed.”

The victims recalled that for two months now, Orashi Region, comprising of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Ahoada East, Ahoada West, and Abua/Odua Local Government Areas of Rivers State had been ravaged by flood, and the people internally displaced, farmland completely submerged, schools and healthcare services shut down, while people had been reduced to aquatic animals without any response from Rivers State Government.

The people of Orashi region further alleged that they had on 11th of October 2018 called on Governor Nyesom Wike to relocate to Orashi, to give us succour in this trying time, but were grossly neglected.

They warned that having exhausted all appeals and media campaign options available to them without any response from Rivers State Government, they were ready to invade Government House and occupy it.