Ahead of Saturday national and state Assembly re-run elections, Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi is plotting to unleash mathem in the state.
The State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah reacting to the “unguarded utterances” of Amaechi through a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam said now that the former governor has unmasked himself as the sole sponsor of the skirmishes in parts of the State, nobody is now left in doubt as to who is responsible for the so much talked about insecurity in the State.
According to the State PDP boss, the party is now vindicated of the alarm raised over the plot by the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Nigerian military to unleash mayhem on Rivers people so as to have their way during the re-run election on Saturday.
Bro Obuah noted with “disdain the open acceptance and declaration by Amaechi, a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari that he would personally lead the battle on the re-run election day and dared anybody including the State Governor to file out with his own gunmen.
“Still bragging of his military back-up, Amaechi said the type of army presence in the state on that election day will be such that had never been witnessed in the State before.
Obuah said is the grand finale of all the acts of criminality and unrest being perpetrated in the State before now, to find occasion to indict Governor Nyesom Wike of inefficiency.
“Having failed in all these evil plans, Amaechi has personally come home with his paid troops and heavily armed soldiers to shoot at sight anybody seen or believed not to be ready to do his bidding during the election.”
Obuah said the police in the State and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC are not also safe as Amaechi has carried his threat and ‘beware message’ from the APC-led federal government to these innocent patriotic Nigerians doing their legitimate jobs to cow and intimidate them so as to have his way.
The State PDP boss wondered what other reason Amaechi has for disregarding and dismissing the entire Nigeria police force and its officials in the State as grossly inefficient in controlling civil strife and criminality in a State not as large as Kaduna, Lagos, Kano etc preferring the use of soldiers whom he claimed are in his pocket if not to cause crisis in the State.
Obuah regretted that Rotimi Amaechi, a serving Minister for transportation of the federal republic of Nigeria, a former Speaker of the State House of Assembly and immediate past State governor is conducting himself “in such uncivil, irresponsible, militant and illiterate manner as to be using vulgar and dishonourable language on air to respond to questions that border on how he ran the State aground while serving as governor in the State that made Rivers people reject him and all he stands for.”

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