Amechi Accuses Wike Of Supporting Militants In Rivers State
Rotimi Amaechi MINISTER of Transportation,has told the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike to perform his responsibility by protecting the citizens and residents of the State instead of encouraging militants in the name of playing politics.
They both complained that about 21 people from Omoku only and two from Akutoru were killed on New Year’s eve on their way to a Cross Over service on Sunday.
Allegedly,killings had become the order of the day in the local government areas of River’s State.
Amaechi said age shouldn’t be the only quality of becoming a governor.
Amaechi in an interview with State House Correspondents on the alleged killings in the state on Sunday, after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, advised Governor Wike to get more serious with his governing and stop encouraging the militant groups because of politics and election.
He urged Governor Wike to stop his PDP verses APC drama and work hard to give his state people dividends of democracy or he should leave office.
”I think the governor needs to get a bit more serious, he should stop encouraging the militant groups in the name of politics and election. You heard about 21 only in Omoku, what about in Akutoru where two person were killed, what about other LGA. I think there should be much more than age to qualify to be a governor because it takes much more than age”.
“I was governor of Rivers State, I did not play PDP/APC politics, life is life it has no symbol. Nobody has APC life or PDP life. The first responsibility of a governor which is what the oath of office requires, is that you swear to protect lives and property”.
“When you don’t protect life and property what do you do? Is impeachment. Unfortunately there is no House of Assembly in Rivers State”.
He also said,
“Too much noise coming from Rivers State, the governor just wakes up and starts shouting, abusing people that’s all he does. Mr. Project painting roads, the first thing you do is human capacity development and keeping human beings and we are losing lives every day”.
“Two important men were kidnapped before I left Port Harcourt, the first person is Chief Adoke till today, nearly one month after nobody can tell you where he is. The next person is Chief Omogu. He was kidnapped luckily the villagers ran after the people and rescued the old man from the bush”.
“It never happened when I was governor. We (the security and myself) ensured that we will not sleep at night. We stayed awake for the citizens to sleep, I think the governor needs to do much more than that or quit the office.”
Source: Vanguard Nigeria