Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the psychiatric evaluation of the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for suggesting that he negotiated with the President to allow him emerge as second term governor in exchange for the President’s Victory.
Addressing Non-indigenes of Rivers State at A Campaign Rally in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Governor Wike said that Amaechi’s poor psychiatric condition is responsible for his inability to grasp basic political issues.
“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”, he said.
Governor Wike expressed disappointment that President Muhammadu Buhari sat and watched the Minister of Transportation threaten violence and deaths on Rivers people without taking action.
“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 “he said.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Minister of Transportation to order. He urged the International Community to hold Amaechi, the General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Army and the Mobile Police Commander of Unit 48 responsible should there be violence during the elections. He said Amaechi bragging is premised on the plan to use the military to rig elections.
He wondered why Amaechi is leading the unnecessary push for violence when they are not running for elections in Rivers State. He said after dashing the political hopes of several contestants of APC, Amaechi is still leading them to unleash terror on innocent people.
While saying it is foolish for anyone to sacrifice his life for a needless political battle, Governor Wike advised Amaechi and his followers to wait for 2023.
On the Rivers APC crisis, Governor Wike said that he is not the architect of the crisis, neither he is a party to the crisis. He said that the crisis was generated by the impunity of the Minister of Transportation. He said if Amaechi was intelligent, he would have resolved the crisis in-house.
He said: “I did not take APC to court . I never went to court against the APC. The matter is between APC and APC. How then did I cause the problem of the APC?”
He Amaechi who did not run election was made Governor by the Supreme Court. He regretted that Amaechi is now struggling to destroy the Supreme Court.
Governor Wike urged Amaechi to learn the art of politics from him and other masters. He said contrary to the claim by Amaechi that he made him Council Chairman and Chief of Staff, he was the person that made Amaechi governor when the Minister of Transportation ran to Ghana on exile.
The governor noted that Amaechi simply wants to kill more Rivers people the way his carelessness led to the death of 17 innocent people at Adokiye Amasiemaka Stadium in Port Harcourt during the APC Presidential Campaign.
Governor Wike said unlike the Rivers APC, the PDP is committed to peaceful polls because it is confident of victory.
Governor Wike said he is unequivocally committed to the election of Atiku Abubakar because he has the capacity to lead the country out of the woods.
Leader of the Non-indigenes, Emeka Onowu said that the non-indigenes will support Governor Wike’s re-election . He said that the victory of Governor Wike is guaranteed because of his numerous projects.
Leader of the Igbo, Chief Dennis Oguibe said Governor Wike is the right leader for Rivers State. He noted that Governor Wike’s works in line with the aspirations of the people.
Director General of the Rivers State PDP Campaign Council, Ambassador Desmond Akawor said that Governor Wike has accommodated all groups including non-indigenes.
Leader of Edo/Delta, Mr Henry Iyoha said the governor will be re-elected because the people have confidence in his ability.
Alhaji Ibrahim Maisundu, Leader of Hausa Community, said Governor Wike will spend eight years at the Brick House. He said that nobody can stop The re-election of Governor Wike.
Babatunde Omotayo, Yoruba Leader, said that Governor Wike is god-sent and a leader amongst his peers. He noted that Wike will win by a wide margin.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
13th February, 2019.