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Rivers State New Year Killings: Wike is Playing Politics With Peoples’ Life Says Amaechi


Tunde Ogunmola

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has accused the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike of playing partisan politics with the lives of people in Rivers State.

Amaechi said Gov. Wike needs to be serious-minded and “stop encouraging the militant groups in the name of politics and election”.

He made the statement in reaction to the killings of people in Rivers on new year’s day as they were returning from a church program.

“I think there should be much more than age to qualify to be a governor because it takes much more than age.

“I was governor of Rivers State, I did not play PDP/APC politics, life is life it has no symbol. Nobody has APC life or PDP life.

“The first responsibility of a governor which is what the oath of office requires, is that you swear to protect lives and property. When you don’t protect life and property what do you do? Is impeachment. Unfortunately there is no House of Assembly in Rivers State,” he said.

The former Rivers State Governor also accused Wike of making “too much noise”.

“The governor just wakes up and starts shouting, abusing people that’s all he does. The first thing you do is human capacity development and keeping human beings and we are losing lives every day”, Amaechi said.

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