Street fight in Rivers: Wike, Amaechi trade assassination claims

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… I escaped being killed — Gov

…They threatened to shoot me — Minister

…Police says minor trafic incident

BY Jimitota Onoyume

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday, took their battle for supremacy to the street  of Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Both men gave conflicting accounts of the incident which occurred at Trans Amadi Road, by Nwanja Junction.

Wike called the confrontation a bid to assassinate him.

Scene of the attack on the convoy of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike by soldiers and SARS Personnel attached to the Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi on Saturday at Wanja junction on the Trans-Amadi road in Port Harcourt

Amaechi, on his part, said he was nearly shot by the governor’s security aides.

Since Wike succeeded Amaechi in 2015 as governor of Rivers,…



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