Do We Have Governor’s Lodge At Bori Camp? Transportation Minister Amaechi Says ”I Don’t Lie, I Don’t Steal’
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, At an event to receive defectors into APC held at The Party Secretariat on ABA ROAD Port Harcourt took a swipe at Governor Nyesom Wike.
Amaechi While addressing All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State to receive former stalwarts of the PDP defecting to their party said he does not talk carelessly neither does he invoke thunder to strike anyone. His assertion was a may not be unconnected to Governor Nyesom Wike’s statement at an event held in his Honour in Bori where he invoked thunder to strike those who failed to turn up for the ceremony but instead were planning another.
Amaechi in his usually manner of no written down script, continued “I did not put contract money in my pocket, I have never taken alcohol. I don’t talk carelessly, I don’t invoke thunder. I don’t lie, I don’t cheat, I don’t steal,” Amaechi continued.
The former Rivers governor also condemned the curfew imposed on Rivers State by Governor Nyesom Wike to checkmate escalating attacks on security formations by gunmen. He blamed the insecurity in the state on increased unemployment.
He said: I never placed curfew even with serious security challenges. I never slept at Bori Camp. No police station was blocked. I built farm, I created electricity, I did agriculture, education, I treated you well and not like slaves.
“The reason why crime is high in Rivers State is because unemployment is very high. I employed over 13,000 teachers. We sponsored students abroad, I paid bursary. We created Songhai Farms. I sponsored students abroad to study because I came from a poor family and education took me to where I am.”.
He said the APC under his leadership in the state will not be caught napping in 2023, adding that he stands by his preferred choice for the riverine parts of the state to produce the next governor.
“What happened last time will not happen again. Now our eyes are open. I will support, riverine governor, if anyone supports an upland governor, and during election, if the upland governor wins, he will support him, but if the riverine governor wins, the person should support him