Fireworks in Rivers: Wike says Amaechi needs psychiatric help

Fireworks in Rivers: Wike says Amaechi needs psychiatric help

Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:56 pm

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Wike at the Ahoada rally today

Wike at the Ahoada rally today

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  has declared that former Governor Rotimi Amaechi was a failed governor  who needs urgent psychiatric  evaluation  and  treatment in apparent reaction to Amaechi’s appearance in a radio programme in Port Harcourt today.

Governor Wike  said  Amaechi  is monstrously  corrupt, pointing  out  that after  his litigation on his indictment by the judicial Commission of Inquiry, his (Amaechi’s) prosecution  over the embezzlement  of Rivers resources  will take place.

Speaking at the PDP Rivers West Senatorial District Campaign  rally at Ahoada on Saturday,  Governor Wike said  that  only a man with psychiatric  disorder  will compare his failed  eight years  in office to just eight months of  the new administration.

He said  the  former governor   failed in his eight years as the  state chief executive. According  to him, Amaechi  lacks proper parental  upbringing hence his desperation in the political arena.

Governor  Wike  said that  the APC  has refused to campaign  for the rerun  elections  because they are relying on the military  and  security  forces to rig.

“He is a psychiatric  patient who was at the radio station  abusing people who are old enough  to  be  his fathers/mothers simply because his party lost at the Supreme Court.

“We will  defeat Amaechi again and again.  No matter the deployed army  to  Rivers State,  the PDP  will win  all the seats “.

The governor  claimed  that  Amaechi  during  his radio talk confessed that the military  has been  handed over to him to rig elections  in  the  state. He added that the plot would  fail woefully  as the Rivers people  will defend their mandate.

He pointed out  that  Amaechi’s  personal  friend Mr Tosin Ajayi  was posted to  Rivers  State  as DSS director with the evil objective  of  creating  the  environment  of rigging.

“Only yesterday,  I intercepted  the communication  of the  DSS director and the Brigade commander  where they were planning on the ways of rigging the election  alongside Amaechi.  That plot has failed.

“Amaechi  lacks sound parental upbringing. He has vindicated  us when he said that he has been given the army to rig the rerun  elections.  I know the Chief of  Army  staff  very well. He should not allow a psychiatric  patient  to use the Army to rig.

“Is Amaechi  now the Commander  in Chief of the Armed Forces  that he talks about deploying soldiers?  Our people  will rise up to defend  their votes. They will make  the  needed sacrifices their votes”, Governor Wike said.

He reminded the people  that on May 27, 2015, Amaechi  made a statement  that his (Wike ) administration  will be  unable  to  pay salaries and execute projects.  He said he has confounded through  the  execution  of  pro-people  projects  across  the  state, payment  of  salaries  and pensions.

He called on the people of Rivers West Senatorial District  to vote overwhelmingly  for the PDP  for uniformed  development  to be  entrenched in the state.

The Governor  said  that  development  of the communities  rests with his administration, pointing  out  that  he has discharged  his responsibility  faithfully.

Governor Wike  said no matter the time it takes,  Amaechi  will face trial for stealing  Rivers  resources .

“If President Muhammadu Buhari visits Amaechi’s house in Asokoro,  he will never allow him to come into Presidential Villa.  After the case initiated by  Amaechi  over his indictment,  he will face justice  for embezzling  state funds”

Also speaking , PDP  Deputy  National  Chairman  described  the  former governor  as a pathetic  liar who mismanaged  resources of the state.

“Amaechi  needs urgent proper psychiatric  evaluation  and  treatment. We call on Dr Parker to treat the former governor “.

He said Amaechi’s  appearance  on different  radio  stations  is merely an avenue to create crisis in the  state.

“No amount  of blackmail  will pull down the  administration  of  Governor Wike.  Amaechi  was a failed governor “.

The Rivers  North West Senatorial District Campaign rally attracted PDP  faithful  from the  eight local government areas of  the district.

Former Governor Amaechi had in a radio programme in Port Harcourt, today,like always, has said that there three things you tell him without he giving you a fight include:”You don’t accuse me of corruption, because I am not corrupt, you don’t abuse my wife and you don’t abuse my Mother.The last two persons are vulnerable and so need to protected. You go to this areas I fight back.”

He said the Justice George Omereji led panel of inquiry set by Governor Wike never indicted him. ” But when the Government came out with a White Paper,  they smuggled an indictment. We are waiting for them in court,”Amaechi said.

*Also read : Amaechi relocates to Rivers

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