Rivers Re rerun. Amaechi, Wike back to the trenches.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Minister of Transportation have resumed their exchange of hot words and threats as the December 10th re run election.
The Minister who threw the first salvo at the weekend vowed to resist any form of intimidation and threats from any quarters in the election. He promised that the All Progressives Congress [APC] will match
whatever antics and strategies deployed by the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] and the governor during the exercise. He also said all candidates of the APC must win at all cost, urging supporters never to succumb to the threats and intimidation of the
governor. The Minister who spoke at a rally in Gokana local government area of the state home town of APC Rivers South East Senatorial Candidate Magnus Abe said the APC cannot afford to lose any seat in the Senatorial district. ‘ so he better forget here [Ogoniland] he said he will deploy anything, anything he want to deploy let him deploy we will deploy our own’ Responding Rivers State government has condemned the All Progressives Congress and the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi for
inciting violence during a political campaign rally .
Commissioner of Information and Communications Dr Austin Tam George said Mr Amaechi resort to an incendiary and divisive rhetoric on campaign trail was capable of causing disaffection among the people of the state ahead of the legislative elections fixed for next month. The commissioner said the APC could canvas for peoples vote and support without inciting violence and sowing seeds of discord . He said the APC was rejected in Rivers state ‘because it is a reactionary and incompetent party driven by bigotry and political extremism.’ Dr Tam George said ‘Amaechi nefarious legacy as the former governor of Rivers state would continue to stand as a testament against the APC in the hearts of the people of the state.