Rivers State Governor, Chief Barr.Nyesom Wike has again lambasted his kinsmen and predecessor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi over a threatening statement he made to him regarding his governorship ambition ahead of the 2015 elections.
According to Governor Wike, Amaechi who is now the Minister of Transportation had then vowed that over his dead body will He (Wike) become the governor of Rivers State. Gov.Wike opined that sadly, Mr.Amaechi took the place of God over his life to define his future as if he had the supreme power to make or deprive any man of his divine destiny.
Speaking during a solidarity visit by the Ogoni ethnic nationality, Gov.Wike urged Ogoni people to learn from his experience and determination to fight to achieve his ambition, insisting that power is not given or fought for and taken. He also urged the Ogoni people to rally around other ethnic groups in the state if they desire to take the seat of power in 2023 insisting that there is nothing like “Ogoni turn”.
Gov.Wike also narrated how Senator Magnus Abe, a chieftain of the APC and immediate past senator representing Rivers South-East senatorial district in Rivers State missed the opportunity to become the governor of Rivers State. According to him, if Senator Abe had listened to him and joined him to dump former governor Amaechi when he wanted them to all move into his new party, the APC, he (Abe) would have become the Rivers State Governor by now.
Bittertruth Media recalls that Barr.Wike who has been a close ally of Mr.Amaechi and who was nominated as a minister by the then governor had turned against him by ending up to become the favorite of the then first family of Goodluck Jonathan in their rift with Mr.Amaechi. It may interest you to note that although Senator Abe declined the advise of Mr.Wike and joined Mr.Amaechi to defect from the PDP to the APC, his governorship ambition which Amaechi refused to support led the party into having no candidate in the 2019 general elections and is still the cause of the unending APC crises in Rivers State.
The solidarity visit by the Ogonis follows a recent controversial one by the Kalabari ethnic nationality. It is unclear which ethnic nationality will be the next to visit the Rivers State Governor.
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