Two top politicians have attacked minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi over his comment that the riverine area if Rivers State should produce the next governor of the state come 2023. The statement didn't go down well with them as they felt that it was wrong to unilaterally decide which part of the state will have the ticket.
Shortly after the Supreme Court decided that the faction loyal to the minister is the authentic one in Rivers State, Amaechi reportedly said that it was the turn of the riverine area to have the governor's seat.
But within the All Progresives Congress, there was a backlash from Mr. Magnus Abe, a staunch opponent of Mr. Amaechi. The two have been struggling to have a full control of the Rivers State chapter of the All Progresives Congress leaving the apex court to decide on the matter.
After Amaechi's statement that the next governor should come from the riverine area, Mr. Magnus Abe blew hot and gave some savage response to Amaechi.
Mr. Magnus Abe said, “If you just stand and carry a microphone and begin to zone and unzone, everybody knows what you are doing. And so long as it is singularly done, I want to stand here and say that it will not work.”
He argued that if Amaechi thinks he can unilaterally decide for the people of the state, it won't work. He said that Amaechi can't just hold microphone and start to zone the seat to any part of the state based on his whims and caprices.
Magnus Abe is not the only one to attack the transportation minister for the comment credited to him. According to the Punch Newspaper, Mr Nyesom Wike has launched an attack on his successor.
Mr. Wike told Amaechi that Rivers State is not Amaechi's father's property that the minister can have control over and decide which part of the states will produce the next governor of the state.
Wike argued, “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".
Now both Wike and Abe are on the same page and have agreed that Rotimi Amaechi can't decide for the people of Rivers State. They have both sent a warning to the minister that he shouldn't try to make any comments about the issue.
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