I won’t run away – Wike dares EFCC to investigate him after his tenure as Rivers governor

The Rivers state governor, Nyesom has said he won’t run away from Nigeria due to the fear of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after May 29, when his tenure expires.

Wike said he would gladly honour the EFCC if invited at the end of his tenure on May 29.

The governor was reacting to recent revelations by the Chairman of EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, that the agency would arrest corrupt governors whose tenures end on May 29.

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However, Wike said he’s not bothered by the threat to arrest governors at the end of their tenure on May 29.

The governor spoke on Channels Television breakfast programme, SUNRISE on Monday.


Wike vowed not to run away from Nigeria days before the inauguration of his successor as some ex-governors had done in the past.

“I’m not going to run away because of EFCC. Why should they invite me? If they invite me, I will honour their invitation. I will not run away,” Wike said.

Also, speaking on his successor, he said he will not be worried if his imminent successor, Siminialayi Fubara, turns against him as he is there to serve the state and not him (Wike).

He further said he won’t hold any grudge against the Rivers governor-elect if he discards his counsels.

“He is not there to serve me. We are there to serve the people. The problem leaders have is that you supported someone to be in office; what you did, was it to help him succeed or fail?

“You want him to be coming to your house to be taking orders? Once you have left office, you give yourself that respect and say ‘I have done my own’. If he wants my advice, it is okay; if he doesn’t, it is okay. But for me to begin from day to day, telling him you must do this, you must do that, that is not acceptable. That is why people fail,” Wike said.

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