- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to approve a 'psychiatric evaluation' for Rotimi Amaechi
- Wike said Amaechi needs to be checked for suggesting that he (Wike) negotiated with the President to allow him to emerge as second-term governor in exchange for president's re-election bid
- The governor also said he is disappointed with the president for watching Amaechi threaten violence on the people of Rivers state
The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to approve a “psychiatric evaluation” for the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Wike while addressing non-indigenes of Rivers state at a campaign rally said Amaechi needs to be checked for suggesting that he (Wike) negotiated with the President to allow him to emerge as second-term governor in exchange for the president’s victory.
The governor dismissing claims by Amaechi that he (Wike) was begging President Buhari to allow him be Rivers governor for the second time while he helps him get presidency is utter rubbish.
“If I am their problem, why should I be negotiating with the President. It is utter rubbish. It is totally untrue. The President should help us bring a psychiatrist to review the situation of the minister of transportation.
“I plead with Mr President to do us this favour because our son is gone. We want to bring him back," Wike said.
Stating that he was disappointed that the president watched Amaechi threaten violence on the people of the state, “without taking action”, Wike said urged the minister to bring his son to lead the war he is proposing.
Wike said: “I was so disappointed that Mr President was seated and the Director General of his campaign was threatening violence, singing war songs. Today they signed a peace accord. What will be the meaning of the Peace Accord when Mr President sat down and listened to his Director General threaten deaths and violence?
“I have no problems with Amaechi’s threat of violence, but can he bring his son to lead the war? I challenge Amaechi, he has a grown-up son, who should lead the violence. His son can lead the war and then we will know that Amaechi is serious," the governor said.
Further urging the president to call Amaechi to order, the governor also called on the international Community, the General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Army and the mobile police commander of Unit 48, to hold transport minister responsible, should there be violence during the elections.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Amaechi had 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.
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.
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