Director General of NIMASA and a gubernatorial hopeful in Rivers State, Dr Dakuku Peterside has suddenly gone silent on matters pertaining to Rivers State.

“Dakuku Dakuku” as his admirers call him has not spoken on Rivers matters for months.

The technocrat has been upbeat in criticizing poor sanitary conditions, the alleged inability of government to fulfill its social contract with the people and some of the excesses of government, including the failure to set up transparent structures.

Only recently, NIMASA was in the news.

It organized a security summit which it hopes would help transform the maritime industry and place it on a pedestal that will make the sector resourceful.

Many in Rivers who have been following is footsteps wonder if he has turned his back to critical state matters concerning the administration of Governor Wike.

Wike has given any heed to Dakuku’s attacks, a reaction which suggests that the governor may have decided to forgo combative politics.

Wike had attacked security agents attacked President Buhari, attacked his predecessor in office and anyone whom he has had reason to consider a foe.

But since he flew the kite for peace, Wike has become more restrained.

Somehow, the court of public hasn’t been as kind to Governor Wike.

He has become the object of constant attacks from callers who are taking part in interactive radio programmes.

Will Dakuku return to the scene or will he remain silent?  Is he afraid of being labeled an aspirant for the seat that Wike now occupies? Has he given up his gubernatorial aspiration?

Only he can tell.