A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, Chukwuemeka Eze, has claimed that Governor Nyesom Wike wants to make peace with Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, because he was jittery of the case against him at the tribunal.
Eze in a statement on Monday reacted to the call by Wike that Amaechi should join hands with him to move the state forward.
He noted that rather than broadcasts, Wike should be preparing his defence at the election petitions tribunal, adding that the allegedly manipulated and massively-rigged elections would not stand.
Eze said: “Wike’s state broadcast, among other deficiencies, failed to address the critical issues bedeviling the State, especially insecurity and loss of value for human lives.
“The starting point for Rivers governor ought to have been an unreserved apology to Rivers people, because he (Wike) engineered the insecurity, which has destroyed many communities in Rivers State.
“Contrary to the erroneous impression contained in Wike’s state broadcast, Amaechi has no case that Wike’s Attorney-General has to withdraw or recommend to be discontinued, as it is hypocritical to sit on a seat of the governor unjustly and look for who to hold peace parley with.
“Neither the Transportation Minister nor the APC is the cause of the current bad governance in Rivers State. Wike, through his lack of vision and ineptitude, has turned the once economically bubbling, secure and peaceful state into a hotbed of cultism, killings, kidnapping and an unsafe haven.
“It is sad that instead of Wike to address challenging issues confronting the people of Rivers State, he is dwelling so much on the crisis he ignited in Rivers APC, to his benefit.
“While Wike was reading his state broadcast, medical doctors were protesting non-payment of their seven-month salaries. Pensioners and civil servants are at a loss on who to present their plight of non-payment of their pensions and salaries for many months to.”