- Governor Nyesom Wike has once again lambasted his predecessor Rotimi Amaechi
- The Rivers governor said Amaechi should take blame for the crisis that has engulfed the APC in Rivers state
- He also accused Amaechi of forcing the APC in the state to adopt indirect primaries
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state on Sunday, September 16, accused the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, of being the architect of the crises rocking the state's chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Wike, in a statement signed by his commissioner for information and communications, Emma Okah, also accused Amaechi of forcing the APC in Rivers to adopt indirect primaries.
The governor's comment is a reaction to an alleged statement by Amaechi, where he reportedly accused Governor Wike of sponsoring APC members to cause confusion ahead of 2019, The Sun reports.
Wike, while responding to the allegation said: “Amaechi should be man enough to search his conscience, drop his penchant for dictatorship and take blame for the crisis that has engulfed the APC in the state and leave governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike alone.
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“Amaechi is the problem of APC in Rivers state. He is the one who dictates when members can aspire to hold any office; he is the one who has treated party members like they are his slaves and the consequence is that the party is factionalised into three camps.
“The present crisis rocking the APC originated from the minister’s insistence that a serving senator has no right to aspire to be governor of Rivers state and the unilateral appointment of the minister’s Lagos business partner as the preferred governorship candidate; without regard to the rights of other APC members to contest party primaries.
“As if that was not enough, the minister of transport has forced the APC in the state to adopt the unpopular indirect primaries; to achieve his narrow objective instead of the open primaries option demanded by majority of party members. Amaechi has brought ant infested wood into his house and he is reaping the visit of lizards.
"It is, therefore, reckless for the minister to accuse Wike of sponsoring crisis in the APC unless the minister is not aware that he cannot beat a child and expect him not to cry.
“Despite Amaechi’s unsuccessful efforts to pull down the Wike administration, he has refused to show what he has done for Rivers since he became a super Minister in 2015."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Wike claimed that his life is in danger and accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to kill him so as to take over River state.
Wike made the allegations in an interview published on Monday, September 10, where he said he had informed his wife and children about the plot against him.
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