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Stop blaming APC for your failures, Amaechi tells Wike

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[FILE PHOTO] Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi

The leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State and Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi has admonished the state governor, Nyesom Wike to accept his failure as the chief security officer of the state and stop blaming APC for violence in the state.

A statement from Amaechi media group said he gave the admonition during a press briefing in Port Harcourt, Thursday when he addressed Wike’s allegation that the APC intends to visit violence on the state.

Governor Wike had in a state broadcast on Thursday evening accused Amaechi and the APC of plotting to incite violence in the State.

Wike also made reference to stampede that led to the death of some persons at the APC Presidential rally in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

Amaechi said: “I listened to our governor today. Again, like the child he is, rant and say we intend to visit violence on the people. All of you who have worked with me would know that I don’t like violence, because if you kill someone, you cannot replace him, you can’t bring him back to life. You can replace houses, you can replace cars and all that… You certainly can’t replace life. 

“We lost 15 persons. I was touring people’s houses, trying to identify with their pain. If the governor can remember when President Goodluck Jonathan came here and we lost 23 Nigerians in Rivers State, the same stampede and I couldn’t eat. I was watching them take lunch, I couldn’t, I was crying because those 23 persons are gone whether for good or bad just like these 15 persons will not come back. So I’ve never and I will never support violence. But I don’t also support injustice. 

Amaechi wondered why Wike is “trying so hard to avoid elections” and enlisting different institutions to aid his cause. He also called on INEC to exonerate itself from being accused of trying to help the PDP by doing the needful and obey the stay of execution order by the court of appeal and relist Rivers APC and its candidates for the elections.

He accused INEC of working for Wike and added that the governor is using Magnus Abe to avoid electoral contest.


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