Wike attacks Amaechi over zoning comments

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has attacked Rotimi Ameachi, the Minister of Transportation over his recent comment when he said the governorship ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has been zoned to the riverine area of Rivers State.

Wike responded Amaechi and said the state belongs to no one, he further stated that not even him, despite being the incumbent governor, had the power to determine who becomes the governor of Rivers.

This was stated by Wike yesterday in Bori, the headquarters of Khana Local Government Area of the State during the grand finale of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) local government campaign rally.

“I don’t want to talk about politics of who is from here, who is not from here. At the appropriate time, the Peoples Democratic Party will sit; the leaders will seat and look at everything together and then take a decision. Not one man, even me as a governor, can say this is where I will zone (governorship). You cannot say that. It is not your father’s property,” the governor said while making a reference to the minister’s comment.

He added, “Nobody should panic. Somebody said he was going to give governorship (ticket) to the kalabari. Now, it is no longer kalabari. It is now in the riverine area. People play wayo (trick) games every day and every day. You say one thing yesterday. You don’t know what you said; you said another thing today. Does it make sense? People should be known for being consistent”.

Wike then criticised the Federal Government led by the All Progressive Congress (APC) of not keeping its promises to Nigerians in spite of the growing unemployment rate in the country.

He said, “One thing in life and that is what I want to remind the candidates, you have to be careful of the promises you make. You have to fulfil the promises you make. Time has come that we cannot listen to empty promises like what the ruling party is doing today. When they came in 2015, they told us the naira and the dollar will be equal – One naira to one dollar”.

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