A group in Rivers state has warned immediate past First Lady, Dame
Patience Jonathan; governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and former
governor of Rivers, Peter Odili to steer clear of the state’s immediate past governor, Chibuike Amaechi.
In a statement made available to newsmen in port Harcourt, the
group stated that “we are not politicians but we have a stake in the
betterment of the lives of our people.
“We have witnessed a dangerous, well packaged “PULL HIM DOWN” politics
currently going on in Rivers State Government house and as concerned
professionals, we have decided to speak up.
“No true Rivers man disputes the fact that Governor Amaechi performed
well as Governor of Rivers state between 2007 and 2015.
“Infact Opunabo Inko Tariah, Gov Wike’s current spokesman once described Amaechi as our best governor after Diete Spiff. It is a fact that Amaechi came with a revolutionary vision with honesty, accountability, and zeal.
“The result of this passion can be felt in all sectors of our state
today. What then is Amaechi’s offence? Why the daily mudslinging? Why
the conspiracy against one of our best leaders in recent history? We
can conveniently confirm that this is a direct fallout of the last
“Amaechi had in 2011 shot himself in the foot when he nominated his
kinsman and ally Nyesom Wike into Jonathan’s cabinet.
“The Jonathans saw in Wike a willing tool to fight Amaechi since he was openly against their second term ambition. The elections came and the Jonathan lost”.
While addressing the issue further, the group blasted Wike’s ‘reprisal
attacks’ against Amaechi. “What we now see today are nothing but reprisal attacks against Amaechi for leading the battle against the PDP.
“But must Rivers state suffer because Amaechi supported Buhari? Is it not within his rights? Why are these people calling him a traitor and maligning him? Amaechi is a southerner yes.
“He supported Buhari just as some northerners …Read More
Source:: New Mail