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Stop Blaming Me For Your Woes, Wike Tells Amaechi

Posted: Oct 5, 2015 at 4:29 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Daniel Abia, P/Harcourt


The on-going verbal war between the former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, and the incumbent, Nyesom Wike, continued on Monday as both parties exchanged banter.

While the All progressive Congress (APC) leadership in the state weekend accused the acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, of attempting to disparage Amaechi so that he would not be appointed into President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, PDP argues otherwise.

Wike had earlier made it clear that he had nothing against his predecessor, not to the extent of obstructing his appointment but to satisfy the yearnings of the people of the state in the area of development.

Responding to the allegation that Wike was working to frustrate the appointment of the former governor, special adviser to the governor, Opunabo Inko-Tariah, dismissed such allegation as “outright” falsehood.

“It is not only spurious but fatuous and malicious. Governor Wike has no cause to orchestrate a protest against the appointment of Rotimi Amaechi.  Let me reiterate for the umpteenth time that Governor Wike has no nexus with the appointment of Amaechi or otherwise.


“It is the right of an appointer to appoint anybody of his choice provided such appointment is in sync with the relevant laws,” he said.

Opunabo explained that the appointment of Amaechi “will definitely have no bearing on the governance of Rivers State. There are crucial issues the governor is more concerned with, which are issues of the state and not trifles like the appointment of Amaechi.”

“It is apparent that the APC in Rivers State has exhausted its basket of lies and barren propaganda but still wants to be heard or noticed despite its waned popularity in the state.

“Governor Wike’s concern now is to clear the rubbish Amaechi left behind in his eight years of maladministration that impoverished the state and the people. Therefore, if the APC is dispensing such unfounded falsehood as a stratagem, it has failed.

“Or, is the APC distraught that Amaechi might not scale through the screening because of his sleazy antecedents?  If that is the problem, it should think of how to sort it out and not spread falsehood to gain sympathy.

“Wike is not interested in Amaechi’s matter because it is inconsequential,” he said in a statement on Monday.