By Simeon Nwakaudu
Transportation Minister , Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is an unhappy man. He has every cogent reason to be unhappy . Before his very eyes, the good people of Rivers State passed their judgment in 2015 and March 19, 2016. They would have nothing to do with a political Judas Iscariot .
Overwhelmingly , the Rivers people voted the PDP and Nyesom Ezenwo Wike , because they needed a new direction, devoid of unnecessary propaganda and waste of scarce resources. They resolved to effect their political divorce with a known affiliate of Boko Haram terrorists and bandits .
Amaechi’s high blood pressure is worsened by the fact that he swore on National Television that over his dead body would Nyesom Ezenwo Wike become Governor . Since the Supreme Court confirmed Governor Wike on January 27, 2016, Amaechi’s only solace has been the unbridled vomit of lies and weightless allegations.
A friend from the media called to tell me that Amaechi upon arriving from his self imposed exile after his party’s loss of the March 19, 2016 , claimed that Governor Wike was responsible for the deaths of Rivers people during elections. This is completely false and baseless. It is a futile attempt by a man who used the military and the police to cause mayhem across the state to come forward to blame a peace loving governor.
Nigerians would recall how Amaechi invaded Rivers State with close to 50000 soldiers, policemen , paramilitary, DSS and civil defence operatives ahead of the March 19 Rerun . He dropped all manner of names. He was a commando moving with three truckloads of soldiers, threatening the peace of Rivers State .
Amaechi went from one Radio Station to the other issuing threats. He ended up making a state-wide broadcast . Three pliant Radio Stations even played the National Anthem before his broadcast.
The people of Rivers State saw Amaechi’s effrontery as an affront. They resolved to defend their dignity . Amaechi ordered the security personnel attached to him to shoot and kill without provocation. The killings of March 19were carried out by security agents who were unhappy that people resisted their rigging plots.
A Commission of Inquiry chaired by Justice Monima Danagago has since released its report. Aside the soldiers led by Amaechi , the other killings were carried out by APC leaders. The 2015 APC Deputy Governorship candidate , Asita Honourable was indicted for killing a corps member during that election . Asita is to face prosecution .
Despite his grandstanding , Amaechi knows he has the blood of Rivers people on his hands. That is why he cannot come unless the Army High Command releases hundreds of soldiers to protect him. Whilst Wike walks the streets amid celebration for his good works , Amaechi hides in tinted vehicles with a few aides.
It is rather sad that Amaechi is crying that the Rivers State Amnesty Programme was a success. It is disheartening that Amaechi is weeping before television cameras that cultists and militants turned a new leaf and surrendered their arms. These were boys Amaechi used to create tension in the state. Today, Governor Wike is rehabilitating them. Of course , Amaechi is unhappy that his sponsored media negative propaganda has been defeated by the repentance of these boys.
Since the journalists who listened to Amaechi’s pot of lies failed to inform him on the details of the Amnesty Programme , I will do that. Mr Amaechi , the Amnesty Programme was implemented by the military and the Rivers State Government . The recovered weapons are all in the possession of the military .
Amaechi’s lies in the education and health sectors are disrespectful . If Amaechi achieved anything meaningful in these two sectors, why is Governor Wike now repositioning them. Amaechi weakened these two sectors.
At the last count, 17 abandoned General Hospitals across Rivers State are being rehabilitated by the Wike Administration . The governor is also rehabilitating and reconstructing prominent secondary schools across the state .
Amaechi lives on lies and treachery. This is a politician who squandered N3trillion of Rivers resources at a time the state was getting between N20billion and N25billion monthly. Amaechi is one of the richest Nigerians today, with a financial war chest to sponsor all manner of APC politicians . If you doubt me, as Governor Lalong .
Amaechi is hallucinating . He still thinks he is a governor . He needs our assistance . He should be debriefed and handed over to the EFCC . His indictment over the sale of Rivers assets is with the so-called anti-corruption agency . Nigerians await their actions.
Amaechi should stop deceiving himself . There is no APC in Rivers State . If there was APC in Rivers State , Amaechi would not be relying on over 50000 security personnel to have a say. Amaechi would not be relying on visiting governors and APC hired crowd from Imo State to fill a 16000 Stadium.
If Amaechi and APC were on ground in Rivers State , Amaechi would not have imported Boko Haram terrorists and bandits from Borno State to intimidate voters. This plot to use Boko Haram and security agencies to intimidate voters will fail.
The people of Rivers State know their leader. They have resolved to follow Nyesom Ezenwo Wike who has lived up their expectations . They will not be deceived a failed former governor who stole the state blind. Wike is working, nobody will distract him.
Amaechi needs deliverance from the spirit of Judas Iscariot . His obsession for treachery is sickening . He derives pleasure betraying his people .
As I close, let me live you with this poser: What has Amaechi achieved at the Ministry of Transportation , other than recoup his investment? Stealing that Ministry blind?