Says: Ameachi worked for Atiku’s Presidency
Rivers State governor Nyesome Wike has accused his predecessor and former Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi of stoking the ember of ethnic tension between the Igbos and the Calabaris ahead of the Governorship and State Assembly roads .
Speaking at a public function in Ikwere Local Government area of Rivers ,Wike described Ameachi’s alleged plot to cause ethnic crisis in the hitherto peaceful state as the height of political desperation.
Ameachi also said he would ensured that the abandoned properties left by Igbos during Biafra War would ge return to them .How on earth can somebody opened old wounds, all in the name of politics. This somebody who governor of Rivers State for eight years and he did think about returning the so-called abandoned property.
“I am not surprised that he didn’t do well in the University. You were governor for eight years and you did not deemed it for to compensate the Igbos but because you are looking for a shortcut to power to bringing old issue..
He said :” Rotimi Amaechi is half-smart ,he was trying to stoke the ember of ethnicity between the Igbos and Calabari in Rivers .Ameachi called the Igbos and told them Wike stopped the scholarship because the Igbos are benefitting.
“This is somebody who claimed to be advocating Southern Presidency but as doing as he lost out in the APC primaries he joined forces with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and abandoned the southern agenda.
” I didn’t campaign against Pete Obi ,I never did, even if I did , Obi cannot do me anything. My position had been that power midt vi e to the south and we had achieved that. The Governorship will be won fair and square too.
“I have fought and won many battles.If anybody thinks he can use ethnic sentiment to cause trouble here ,we are ready for them .I Warned them ooo,before you plan any trouble you are dead.See those who wants fight corruption, they are the ones carrying dollars around. We shall prevail over them.
“I have no regret for whatever action I took in the last Presidential poll and ready to retain Rivers .” Wike