Rivers State Power Tussle: Amaechi Moves To Destroy Wike Politically
A member of Nyesom Wike’s transition committee, now Chief Medical Director of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Prof. Henry Ugboma, says the Rivers State governor is paranoid about the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and aims to destroy him politically.
Prof. Ugboma alleged this while speaking on Arise TV programme on Monday, saying that discrediting and tarnishing Amaechi’s image was Wike’s number one agenda even before his inauguration as governor of the state.
According to him, Mr. Wike planned to deny Amaechi the chance in serving in President Buhari’s cabinet, by trying to mess him up publicly, including the judicial panel of inquiry established to indict him Amaechi using false, cooked up reports.
Ugboma said, “I can rightly tell you that the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has this paranoid issue against the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. I noticed this as a member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party and that was one of the reasons I left the party.
“I was a member of the transition committee set up by Wike immediately after the election to marshal out and put together things that will destroy the honourable Minister of Transportation, and Governor Wike immediately set us to task, that we must derive, contrived things that will mess up Amaechi and destroy him politically, and make sure that he doesn’t take up any political position in the country.
“They came up with plans to destroy one after another, all the laudable projects that Amaechi did, all were setup, accusing him that he stole so much money from even the institutions that he dealt with, but all were lies.”
He added, “A panel of inquiry was set up and the reports that we brought out from the transition committee was sent to the Justice Omereji panel. Remember, this Omereji later turned out to be the man who stopped the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State from being on the ballot in 2019.”
Efforts to get the reaction of the Rivers State Government to the allegations had been unfruitful as at the time of filing this report. There would be an update when we get a response.
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