Governor Nyesom Wike’s post-election olive branch to Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, and other Rivers State opposition leaders yielded surprise result yesterday as top political associates of Amaechi pledged to support Wike in moving Rivers forward.
The Amaechi allies led by Sen Andrew Uchendu yesterday at the Port Harcourt state office of Amaechi’s faction of Rivers APC admitted that they believe Wike was sincere in his April 17 call on all Rivers people to embrace collaboration and peaceful coexistence, irrespective of political divide and interest.
Sen Uchendu added that, “Happily enough, Amaechi, in his Easter Message re-echoed Wike’s position on the fact that Rivers has suffered enough and every true son and daughter should be prepared to make the necessary sacrifice for return of peace in our land.
“His clarion call, we hope, is one that should signal end to politicking and the beginning of governance. Rivers people must now become the centre of all politics and governance. “We can’t continue to toy with lives of our people or take them for granted. A key indicator of good governance is the return of peace and security in the state.” Read more