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Rivers re-run: Rivers war of words over threat to democracy


The Rivers State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed statements by former governor, Rotimi Amaechi, suggesting his successor, Nyesom Wike, is a “threat to democracy.”

PDP State Chairman, Felix Obuah, retorted claiming Ameachi was only struggling to divert attention from his “abominable atrocities, rebellious activities and breach of public peace and security in the state and the nation at large.”

“It is he that has become a threat to democracy and peace in the country,” Obuah hit back.

“Rather than help President Buhari to proffer solution to the numerous problems on his head, particularly the deteriorating economic situation and apparent lack of focus of the APC-led government in the country, Mr.

Amaechi is busy blackmailing a focused and development-sensitive Governor (Wike), and causing trouble in Rivers State.”

Obuah alleged Amaechi’s statement was undoubtedly a cover- up, distraction and an attempt to subvert the “truth” about the violence that beset the state ahead of and during recent rerun elections.

“Amaechi flooded the state during the re-run elections with soldiers to rig the election, kill innocent voters and intimidate the citizens while exercising their franchise,” said Obuah.

“Rather than admitting his failure as a governor for eight years and ill- preparedness for his new office as Minister for Transportation, Mr.

Amaechi has resorted to pulling down the good foundation of the Wike administration, a mission and task he cannot accomplish.”

Obuah thus urged people to ignore Amaechi’s statement.

“Nothing good and meaningful can ever come from Amaechi who failed as a governor, and APC leader in the state, as he could not deliver his party at the polls, failing even in his polling unit.”

– CAJ News