Wike lambasts Amaechi, makes stunning allegation against former minister
- Governor Wike has lambasted his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, over the latter’s comment at at the funeral of a traditional ruler, Alabo Graham-Douglas, in Rivers state
- The Rivers state governor described Amaechi as a “total failure”, threatening to expose the former minister
- Wike also accused Amaechi of blocking the infrastructure that is supposed to go to Rivers state when he was the transport minister
Port Harcourt, Rivers state – Governor Nyesom Wike has rebuked his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, describing the former minister of transportation as a “total failure” who no longer has access to the Aso Villa in Abuja.
The Rivers state governor also warned Amaechi not to make any further comments about his government, else he “will say more things”, Channels TV reported.
Legit.ng gathers that Governor Wike said this as he commissioned a remodeled former RivBank Building in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
“This should be the last time that you (Amaechi) will talk about this state because you are a total failure as far as this state is concerned. A total failure. Even what is supposed to come to us, you blocked it but we didn’t bother.
“You think you will not finish as a minister, you have left. I hear he can’t even enter Villa now. All those periods you intimidated police people, and army people are over. You use to tell them, ‘The President is angry with you’. Now, go and tell them,” Wike said.
What prompted Wike’s reaction
Amaechi had on Saturday, September 11, taken a swipe at Governor Wike at the funeral of a traditional ruler, Alabo Graham-Douglas, in the Akuku Toru local government area of the state.
The former minister had knocked Wike, who was absent at the funeral, saying he thought the state government would take responsibility for everything concerning the Kalabari chief and recognise him.
However, Wike on Monday, replied Amaechi, saying he chose to stay away from the burial because it was politicised.
The governor went on to detail what his administration did for the traditional ruler while he was alive.
Wike’s strong statement against Amaechi comes amid speculations that the Rivers state governor may work for the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in 2023.
2023: Presidential aide backing Atiku, PDP, Wike alleges
In another report, Governor Wike pointed accusing fingers at an unnamed presidential aide as prying into the affairs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to the Rivers governor, the national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, is refusing to honour his promise to resign because he has support from the aide.
However, Governor Wike on Thursday, September 8, told both Ayu and Atiku Abubakar that the same forces at the Presidency promised someone the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but disappointed him eventually.