Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has been lambasted by his predecessor and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
He said; “Wike has instilled fear in the people of the state, making it impossible for them to speak nor criticize him.”
“You have lost your voice. The sage (the late justice) has gone under and nobody is speaking. When I was governor, I gave people voices, but they have blocked those voices.”
“Everyone is scared. We are going back to when Ateke held sway. We are going back to the period where we run away from our people”
“We are back to a period when nobody could speak. But from next year, I will begin to speak, if nobody wants to speak.”
“We are all here because we need to bury a man God has blessed. I have stopped travelling because of bad weather, but I told myself I must be here because of Justice Whyte.”
“If you knew Justice (Karibi-Whyte) very well, you will know I was close to him. I was one of the few people he mentored.”