Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is full of regret and has lamented….
“I Regret offering Rotimi Amaechi Olive Branch. It is unfortunate, I extended the Olive Branch and I meant every word of it. It was on that basis that the State Attorney General filed a nolle prosequi to withdraw the charge against Flag Amachree.”
“If I did not do well in my first term, PDP wouldn’t have given me the party’s flag to fly. In 2015, the same man vowed that over his dead body would I emerge victorious.”
“I have done well for my people. It is for the people of Rivers State to decide. It is not in the place of Amaechi to decide. We have over six million people and over three million registered voters. Therefore, Amaechi cannot say I cannot go for a second term. He has only one vote.”
“In the past, he said an Ikwerre man cannot succeed another Ikwerre man. Today, he is saying his grouse is that I cannot go for a second term. At every step, he has one story or the other”.
“Contrary to the story that Amaechi peddled whilst he was on Channels Television, kidnapping raged during his tenure. It is so bad that the State Chairman of Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission under Amaechi was kidnapped.”
“Despite the National High-Rate of insecurity, Rivers State is relatively peaceful, with very high ratings. Our internally generated revenue has improved due to the peace and security in the state”.
“The political misfortune that befell the APC during the last general elections in Rivers State was principally due to the impunity of Amaechi. It is because of this impunity that his party was not on the ballot. Because of this impunity he has denied so many people their political future.”
“The plots by Amaechi to manipulate the tribunal will fail like other previous plots. The game he played in Rivers East of using the police to certify fake results will not work. During the rerun Police certified fake results. That game will not work again. We have gone beyond that. We are waiting for the police to certify fake results for Amaechi.”
“There is no way the defeated AAC governorship candidate, Awara Biokpomabo would have been coasting to victory when he neither campaigned nor printed posters. Awara ran for the PDP councillorship in 2018 and lost. For this election, he did not campaign and never printed posters.”
“Look at that kind of impunity. He brought a man that the people of Rivers State never knew three days to the election. The AAC had no House of Assembly candidates, they had no House of Representatives candidates and No Senate candidates for the elections. There is no way that such a party would have been coasting to victory.”
“The AAC governorship candidate couldn’t have been coasting to victory and still approach the Federal High Court for the cancellation of the governorship election results.”