Chibudum Nwuche, former Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, became the latest victim of Gov. Chibuike Amaechi’s verbal assaults as the governor lambasted him as one of the about-to-retire politicians generating trouble in the state.
Amaechi also accused some retired politicians of being behind the ongoing political crisis in the state.
Nwuche’s conflict Amaechi came to the fore when the former deputy speaker said that Rivers people will not support Amaechi’s fight against President Jonathan.
The former deputy speaker urged Amaechi to make peace with the President. His position is the resolution of all political elders in Rivers State. The only supporters of Amaechi are his commissioners and council chairmen.
Amaechi, who stated this yesterday in Port Harcourt while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Port Harcourt Book Festival, formerly known as the Garden City Literary Festival, also accused politicians who are about to retire from active politics of joining forces with retired ones to fuel the crisis in the state.
He said, “Nigeria’s followership is also the problem. The political crisis in Rivers State is about some individuals who have retired from politics and those who are about to retire; they are afraid that the way we are going, if they do not grab power, hunger will set in for them.
“I said to them, they are graduates. Chibudom Nwuche (former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, who hails from Ahoada East LGA of Rivers State) is a lawyer. Why is he not practising? Let him tell us what case he has won. The only thing they want to win is government. I have done my own; I have provided service, and I am going.
“Nwuche is from a rich background. Let him go and build on his father’s wealth and leave government’s funds. Let somebody who is the governor use the money to govern. Rivers people need to rise and say to ourselves, ‘no more godfather’. Let the governor be allowed to govern in the state and take decisions. I make mistakes. I do not allow the mistakes to weigh me down and I will move on.”