Amaechi Is Suffering From Serious Mental Illness – Wike
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has described the immediate past governor of the state and the current Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi as a mentally derailed person.
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According to Wike, national development has remained stagnant due to the slow pace at which ministers are working.
The governor also opined that President Muhammadu Buhari ought to have tendered his resignation letter a long time ago, especially following the inability of his administration to tackle the issue of insecurity in the country.
Speaking at the Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday during a visit paid to him by the management of the Silverbird Group who delivered a letter nominating him as the Silverbird Man of the Year, 2017, Wike said: “Former Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has a serious mental case. This is what makes it difficult for him to appreciate the seriousness of security issues.”
“That is the kind of people that we have in the Federal Cabinet. With such people, it is impossible for the country to make progress. He needs urgent medical attention “.
The Rivers state governor also commented on security issues in the country, he opined that the issue of national security is a major responsibility of the president.
He also lamented the recent killings in Omuko community in the state, as he denied the allegation laid by Amaechi that he (Wike) provided those who carried out the act with arms.
Wike also alleged that the Minister of transportation was responsible for the nomination of all Security chiefs in the state.
Quoting him, he said, “Amaechi is the one who manipulates the posting of security heads to Rivers State using the Federal Government. They know what they are doing.”
“If they are planning anything against Rivers State, they will not succeed”, he added.
He, however, dedicated the Silverbird Man of the year award to God and citizens of his state.
The governor was said to have emerged as the winner of the award as he polled the highest number of votes in an election which was conducted online.