Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has disclosed that large scale impunity of the former State governor and the Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi was responsible for the inability of the All Progressive Congress,APC, to field candidates during the just concluded 2019 elections in the state.
The number one citizen in Rivers State disclosed that the the problems that led to the disqualification of APC from participating in Rivers State during the 2019 polls was caused by Rotimi Amaechi.
He stated that“It is because of this impunity that his party was not on the ballot. Because of this impunity he has denied so many people their political future “.
While responding to the accusation by the former governor while appearing in a programme on Channels Television tagged Sunrise Daily that Amaechi failed in his quest to truncate his second term bid because the Rivers State electorate were happy with the work he was doing.
He said he wouldn’t have responded to the falsehood being peddled by the Minister of Transportation, but he owes the public the duty to set the record straight.
“It is unfortunate. I extended the Olive Branch and I meant every word of it. It was on that basis that the State Attorney General filed a nolle prosequi to withdraw the charge against Flag Amachree.
“If I did not do well in my first term, PDP wouldn’t have given me the party’s flag to fly. In 2015, the same man vowed that over his dead body would I emerge victorious.
“I have done well for my people. It is for the people of Rivers State to decide. It is not the in the place of Amaechi to decide.
“We have over 6million people and over 3million registered voters. Therefore, Amaechi cannot say I cannot go for a second term. He has only one vote.
“In the past, he said an Ikwerre man cannot succeed another Ikwerre man. Today, he is saying his grouse is that I cannot go for a second term. At every step, he has one story or the other.
“The AAC had no House of Assembly Candidates, they had no House of Representatives candidates and no senate candidates for the elections. There is no way that such a party would have been coasting to victory.
“He sang war songs, but couldn’t deliver 25 percent of votes for the President “,
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