Recent decision by the Nyesom Wike led state government to revoke the sale of “high value state assets ” to companies with alleged links to the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Tonye Cole, has become a source of concern to potential investors.
Cole, who spoke with newsmen on other pressing state issues, yesterday, observed that the vindictive stance of the Rivers State governor, which has led to the cancellation of a mutual business transaction, has portrayed the state as unsafe for investors.
Cole noted that his interests in the said company have been relinquished at the point he decided to get involved in politics and wondered why Wike could become so desperate in his bid to witch haunt him, that he has thrown caution to the winds.
He said a business empire with over 4,000 workers and other investors should not be dragged into politics because of perceived affiliation to him (Cole), and admonished Wike to critically evaluate his decisions to avoid a situation where investors will refuse to invest in the state and that could further impoverish the state that is fast losing revenue.
Describing Wike as someone who does not respect the rule of law, Cole however noted that at the appropriate time, management of the company would react to the issue, which he had only commented on due to his concern for the negative effect such cancellation could have on the future of the state.