- The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, accuses Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state of betraying him
- Amaechi says he has been serially betrayed by many politicians who had once appeared to be loyal to him
The minister notes that 80% of the politicians who have been successful in Rivers state passed through him
The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has vowed to battle Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state to the last for allegedly betraying him.
Amaechi who is a former governor of Rivers state said he has been serially betrayed by many politicians who once appeared to be loyal to him, Channels TV reports.
The minister speaking on Tuesday, February 12, during President Buhari’s campaign rally in Rivers state, noted that he had a huge influence of Wike’s political career.
“In 2015, the army tried to arrest me as a sitting governor. You have a governor who is busy lobbying us, negotiating with us (let us give you presidency, you will give me governor). He is afraid, is he not? We will battle him to the last," Amaechi said.
“80% of those who have made a success in Rivers State, passed through me.
“Wike was my Chief of Staff, I made him Chairman of Council, I inaugurated him as a minister but when he saw Goodluck, he betrayed me.
“I have been betrayed serially… including senators. After you finish helping them, after praying for them, they will go and betray you for a pot of porridge. Saturday is our day.”
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to put Imo state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, on the watch list for inciting violence at the APC presidential campaign rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
In a statement by PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbndiyan, the threat of violence by Amaechi came few days after President Buhari called on his supporters in Zamfara to get ready to fight.
The party equally recalled similar threat by Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state, who declared that members of the global democratic institutions working for peaceful elections would return to their countries in body bags.
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