The war of words between former governor of Rivers state and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the present governor, Nyesom Wike, is about to be reignited.
Amaechi has alleged that Wike cannot deny his involvement and sponsorship of the killing of innocent Rivers people and stalwarts of the APC in the 2015 general elections and the March 19 re-run elections in the state.
Amaechi spoke with journalists at the Port Harcourt International airport on arrival in the State for this Saturday's re-run legislative elections. He said the cache of arms and ammunitions Wike recovered from cultists during the first phase of the Rivers state Amnesty Programme were evidences to buttress his allegations.
According to him,”Wike has not denied he did not kill people, he sponsored those who carried arms in the 2015 general elections, even, during the campaigns.”
“Our people were beaten, manhandled and others threatened, leaving many dead, but, we will not continue to allow these things to happen like that. Members of the PDP were also responsible for killing APC members in Omoku”.
When asked that PDP and Wike alleged the Police and INEC in Rivers state have connived to manipulate election results in favour of APC, Amaechi said, “If Governor Wike and the PDP have justifiable evidence, let them present it to the general public and stop blackmailing me or INEC and Police.”
“The allegations are immaterial, null and void. Why is Wike and PDP making too much noise and fruitless allegations?” Amaechi argued that he is more popular than all those in the PDP because, when he left office in 2015 as governor of Rivers state, he had over 75 per cent support from Rivers people and other Nigerians resident in the state.