Presidential Election: Wike Accuses Amaechi, Tonye Cole of Working Against Tinubu, Reveals Fact
- The governorship election in Rivers state is going to be a tight contest between Governor Nyesom Wike of the PDP and his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi of the APC
- This is as the duo have been exchanging strong words and releasing statements due to their differences in the Rivers state political arena
- A few hours before the 2023 governorship election, Wike revealed that Amaechi and his anointed guber candidate, Tonye Cole, worked against President-elect Bola Tinubu during the February 25 election
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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that former transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi, worked against the aspiration of Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, during the February 25 election.
Wike, who made this revelation in a state broadcast on Thursday, March 16, also accused Tonye Cole, the APC governorship candidate, of not supporting Tinubu’s ambition, Premium Times reported.
Wike reveals how Amaechi, Tonye Cole worked against Tinubu
“Rotimi Amaechi and his protégé, Mr Cole, actively opposed the demand for power shift to the south and worked against their party’s presidential candidate in Rivers State,” Wike said in a broadcast.
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Wike also accused his predecessor, saying he “failed as Governor of Rivers State for eight years” and “could not attract any single development project to Rivers State as Minister for Transportation for seven years,” Channels TV also reported.
2023 presidential election: Atiku finally reveals why Peter Obi left PDP
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said Peter Obi left the party due to the constant insults he got from Governor Nyesom Wike.
Obi had purchased the presidential form of the PDP in the buildup to the party's primaries in 2022. He, however, later pulled out and defected to the Labour Party (LP), where he eventually contested the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking through his media aide Phrank Shaibu, in Abuja on Wednesday, March 14, Atiku said Governor Wike's attack on Obi over controlling the PDP structure in Anambra made Obi leave.
After Amaechi's revelation, Wike speaks on how Christians should vote in Rivers, tasks CAN
The Christians living in Rivers state have been urged to do the needful in the forthcoming March 18 election.
This is as Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state called on the leadership and members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to shun the divisive tendencies of vote-seeking and desperate politicians.
Wike made this call during an interactive session with the leadership and critical stakeholders of the Rivers State chapter of CAN at the Banquet Hall of Government House in Port Harcourt on Tuesday night, March 14.