However the gist of this treatise is not the governor but what the governor did. He exposed himself to unfathomable risk by going on an open sea in a tiny boat, undeserving of a chief executive of an oil producing Rivers State, Nigeria.
That the governor, pictured here below sitting fourth from left in a bowler-hat, in this cramped, over-loaded canoe (boat) should venture into an open sea in such a contraption defies every sensible logic. There is a risk of boat capsizing as a result of possible turbulence with the governor drowning? There is a risk of the boat taking in water and sinking in the process? A better, more sea-worthy boat could have been more befitting of a governor of Rivers State! Better still and admitted that Rivers State is a riverine area, a helicopter would have been deployed to fly the governor across to his destination? Did his security outfit not think of the possibility of a turbulence or the intractable Niger Delta militants pervading the area? What if they had struck and the governor was abducted and taken hostage or forced to leap off the boat into the treacherous sea or even killed in a shoot-out, since Icheokudotcom could sight some uniformed security details also aboard the boat. The security concerns were just too much to have allowed this aberration of a governor of a state in this unprotected canoe!