The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has slammed the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and declared that people of the state overwhelmingly voted for him during the 2019 governorship election because of his outstanding performance.
Concise News reports that in a response to an allegation made by the Minister of Transportation, Amaechi during his appearance on Channels Television Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, Governor Wike says the former Rivers State Governor failed in his quest to truncate his second term because Rivers people were happy with his work.
He says he would not have responded to the falsehood being peddled by the Minister of Transportation, but he owes the public the duty to set the record straight.
He says: “It is unfortunate. I extended the Olive Branch and I meant every word of it. It was on that basis that the State Attorney General filed a nolle prosequi to withdraw the charge against Flag Amachree.
“If I did not do well in my first term, PDP wouldn’t have given me the party’s flag to fly. In 2015, the same man vowed that over his dead body would I emerge victorious.
“I have done well for my people. It is for the people of Rivers State to decide. It is not in the place of Amaechi to decide.
“We have over 6million people and over 3million registered voters. Therefore, Amaechi cannot say I cannot go for a second term. He has only one vote.
“In the past, he said an Ikwerre man cannot succeed another Ikwerre man. Today, he is saying his grouse is that I cannot go for a second term. At every step, he has one story or the other”.
Governor Wike says contrary to the story that Amaechi peddled whilst on national television, kidnapping raged during Amaechi’s tenure. He says it was so bad that the State Chairman of Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission under Amaechi was kidnapped.