“Wike doesn’t like the fact that the Military is maintaining peace” – Amechi
Former Governor of Rivers State and Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi says Governor Nyesom Wike “doesn’t like” the presence of the military during today’s elections.
He had earlier described the process as peaceful as compared to the events of the previous elections.
His words: “Beyond the fact that the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Rivers State recruited PDP members as adhoc staff, I think the process is a bit straight forward. For instance, in Khana LGA, the people are refusing to vote because all the adhoc staff are known members of the PDP and the electorates have said they would not vote until INEC changes the adhoc staff. So, the point remains that if not for the bias of INEC one would say that the election is to a great extent free and fair because nobody is intimidating the people and there is relative peace. But, unfortunately, the REC is unrepentantly a PDP member.”
Amaechi also, lashed out at his successor, Governor Nyesom Wike for being ‘too desperate for power.’ He stressed that the Governor sits in his comfort zone and watch his people being killed recklessly.
“Wike doesn’t like the fact that the Military is maintaining peace, whereas, he stays in Government House with his own security and people are dying on the streets of Port Harcourt. Wike is so desperate about power. Just yesterday (Friday) PDP thugs killed two people in my mother’s village… The Governor says there is voter apathy because of Soldiers’ presence.
There is no time we don’t have voter apathy in Rivers State. What usually happens is they (PDP) write results and announce, now they are not opportune to write results. The Army will escort the materials to the collation centre,” Amaechi noted.