United States of America based Nigerian academic, media scholar at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, Professor Farooq Kperogi has criticised Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike over the demolition of two hotels for flouting the State lockdown order.
He said this in a series of tweets on his official twitter handle.
The Professor of communication had said hotels Wike destroyed didn’t violate any law; their owners did.
“Destroying hotels because their owners flouted a lockdown order is an indefensibly reckless, dictatorial executive overreach.”
His tweet read…
So Governor Wike’s demonstrably illegal demolition of people’s hotels in Rivers State has defenders on social media? And, curiously, from people who criticize Buhari? Seriously?
People who defend Wike’s condemnably anarchic thuggery but criticize Buhari clearly aren’t Buhari
critics because of what Buhari does; they’re Buhari critics because of who Buhari is–his ethnic, religious, regional identity and his political party affiliation. Such people are abject hypocrites.
The hotels Wike destroyed didn’t violate any law; their owners did. Proportional justice would punish the owners and spare the buildings.
Destroying hotels because their owners flouted a lockdown order is an indefensibly reckless, dictatorial executive overreach.
No Nigerian law can justify it, and anyone who defends or justifies it is beneath contempt.
Wike is lucky that Nigeria is currently presidentless and rudderless. The English say when the cat’s away, the mice will play.