Governor Wike Wants Amaechi In Jail, Gives Reasons

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has hit back at his predecessor and current Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi over his comments on the security situation in the state. Wike, while reacting to comments credited to Amaechi over the weekend said in a sane society, Amaechi should be behind bars, serving time in jail. The […]

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has hit back at his predecessor and current Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi over his comments on the security situation in the state.

Wike, while reacting to comments credited to Amaechi over the weekend said in a sane society, Amaechi should be behind bars, serving time in jail.

The Governor added that Amaechi is not fit to be a Minister in Nigeria due to his record of human rights violations.

“With due respect to President Muhammadu Buhari, I think he shouldn’t have had such a man as a Minister. He (Amaechi) should be in jail for violation of human rights.

“How can somebody oversee the locking up of the judiciary? There was nowhere for people to ventilate their anger. Contracts were breached and people cannot go to court. People relied on police to settle their differences.

“A woman was detained the day she was to be given bail. A pregnant woman was to be given bail right on the day the courts were shut down. The woman gave birth in prison. Imagine that kind of a harrowing experience.

“And that is the man they say is one of the best Governors. No, he is not the best Governor,” Wike said during a live interview on AIT’s Focus Nigeria.

Wike also accused Amaechi of wasting resources on projects that don’t benefit the common citizens during his time as governor of Rivers State.

“What we are trying to do is that with the little resources we are getting, we are trying to renovate old schools through SUBEB.

“You know my former Governor; I worked with him, so I know him too well. When he is flying with people in the helicopter, he will be pointing his fingers and telling them see that school there, I built it. He is that kind of man. If he hadn’t started something, he would kill it.

“But when I see a project that will impact the lives of the people, I complete it. The Degema General Hospital which he started has been completed but when I see a political project, I have no business. So many roads he (Amaechi) did not do and the once he did not complete, I completed them.”

Naija News recalls Amaechi had over the weekend, during the burial of late former Justice of the Supreme Court, Adolphus Karibi-Whyte, blamed the Wike administration for what he claimed to be the deteriorating security situation in the state under his watch.

According to him, the state has been returned to the era of Ateke Tom, a former militant leader, He said, “You have lost your voice. The sage (the late justice) has gone under and nobody is speaking. When I was governor, I gave people voices, but they have blocked those voices.”

Amaechi vowed to start speaking up over the development in the state as from next year in case nobody wants to give his voice. He said, “Everyone is scared. We are going back to when Ateke held sway. We are going back to the period where we run away from our people. We are back to a period when nobody could speak. But from next year, I will begin to speak, if nobody wants to speak.”