Stop Causing Crises in Rivers, Wike Tells Amaechi


By Ugo Aliogo

Governor Nyesom Wike of  Rivers State has warned the former governor of the state and current Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, to stop promoting crisis in the state.

Wike in chat with THISDAY last night, said Amaechi was in the habit of instigating crises in the state and turning around to say the state was unsafe.

The governor alleged that most of the crises leading to the loss of lives in the state were caused by Amaechi.

He said some boys who were at the weekend arrested with AK47 riffles in Ubima, Amaechi’s home town, claimed that the former governor was behind their armoury.

“It is unfortunate that the man who arms youths in the state  to cause crisis, is the same person who goes about saying that Rivers State is not safe.

“At the weekend, some youths were arrested  with AK47 riffles in Ubima with some of them claiming that they were armed by Amaechi.”

Wike dared the former governor to deny that he was not responsible for most of the crises rocking the state.

He added that the governorship  and recent rerun elections in the state  where Amaechi’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) performed poorly were evidence to show how irrelevant the former governor is.

He stated if the minister has any modicum of pride, he should have by now buried his head in shame and shunned anything that would cause crisis in the state.

He appealed to the minister to accept in good faith the fact that he had been rejected by the people of the state.