BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, Port Harcourt
The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has challenged Rivers State governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, to provide evidence of his allegation that he (Amaechi) is sponsoring a cult group in the state.
Wike had on Monday, while commissioning the Kpobie-Bodo Road in Gokana local government area of the state, accused Amaechi of forming a new cult group with two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Ojukaye Flag-Amachree and Hon. Oji Ngofa, as coordinators.
But, Amaechi, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday by his media office, vowed not to indulge or dignify Wike, saying that the governor was only craving for attention and always wants to be seen in the media to be exposing and fighting him.
The statement reads, “Yesterday, the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike continued to display unabated, his exclusive and uncommon strand of gubernatorial madness when he attempted to link his mentor, benefactor and predecessor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, as a sponsor of cultists in Rivers State. And as usual, Wike did not provide any shred of evidence to prove his claims.
“We know that Wike craves attention and always want to be seen in the media to be ‘exposing and fighting’ Amaechi. However, we will burst his bubble this time and will not indulge him or dignify his crass
stupidity. If he has any sense, Wike ought to know by now that no one takes him seriously anymore, especially whenever he makes those cooked-up vile, malicious allegations against the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. This, his new concocted story is not any different from the previous numerous false allegations he has made against Amaechi.
“Again, Wike’s new cult fabrication against Amaechi fits into Wike’s style and pattern of distraction and obfuscation- tell a lie todistract, and then tell another lie and another lie to distract our attention from the previous lie, creating an endless web of lies, confusion and deception. Same pattern of telling blatant lies with no proof or intention to prove his claims. Sadly, this is the kind of irresponsible, reckless, disgraceful garrulous, scallywag conman that presides over the affairs of Rivers State
“Wike wants us to forget that only recently, he made an allegation that over $43million found in an Ikoyi apartment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were stolen Rivers State funds kept in the apartment by Amaechi. Wike had also lied that the luxury Ikoyi apartment belonged to Amaechi.