Insecurity: Wike, Amaechi in bitter fight again
Former Governor of Rivers State and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of killing all institutions he left behind to generate employment which has given rise to high level of insecurity in Rivers.
But Wike hits back, saying it is disingenuous for Amaechi to attribute insecurity in the State to unemployment, calling the minister a frustrated man.
Amaechi spoke at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Secretariat at Aba Road, Port Harcourt while officially welcoming some top members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who decamped to the APC.
He attributed the lack of job opportunities, inadequate security intelligence, insensitivity to the plight of the people to the high rate of criminality in the state.
The minister recalled that during his administration as governor, he deployed full arsenal on criminals and chased them away, adding that he never locked any Police Station or slept in the army barracks.
“I created employment opportunities. I brought contractors and paid them so that they could pay the people. I established Songhai Farm, Banana Farm, Buguma Fish Farm. I employed over 13,000 teachers. But today all those things have been destroyed,” he lamented.
The former Rivers Governor said he also made the Rivers electorate understand that they were his employer while he was their servant.
He charged the people to know that they are superior to political leaders because they elected them, warning that the moment they lose sight of this, political leaders would take them for a ride.
Some of the decampees include former Commissioner for Urban development and town planning, Dr.Reason Onyia; former PDP chieftain in Akuku Toru, Austin Bob-Manuel, Charles Nwaorgu, Worlu Joshua, Miebaka Nabiebu, Alaye Eremie, Asitoa Charles Horsfall, Emma Ajikeru, Ebelogu Chinasa Sampson, Newton Gordon Kpasa, Peter Bob, Bethel Chigozie Ernest, Nkechi Anyike, Lawrence Thompson, among others.