Rivers not your Father’s Property – Wike bashes Amaechi


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has chastised the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for allocating the APC governorship ticket for 2023 to the state’s riverine areas in the south-south.

The governor of Rivers State claimed that not even he, as the current governor, has the authority to decide who becomes the next governor of Rivers.

On Saturday, he said this at the grand finale of the Peoples Democratic Party’s local government campaign rally in Bori, the state’s Khana Local Government Region.

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.

“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.

The Rivers governor also chastised the APC-led Federal Government for not delivering on its promises to Nigerians.

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”, Wike added.


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