The bad-blood between former governor of Rivers State and current Minister of transportation, Rotimi Ameachi and his successor Nyesom Wike have continued to linger as both leaders have constantly traded words at any given chance.
Although there have been some quiet from both camps in recent times, Wike’s recent missile of words which came at Ameachi may have triggered some friction.
Wike who has been commissioning series of projects in Rivers State has also been taking out time to throw jabs at the minister and some of his proposed project ideas in River State.
Recall the Governor while speaking at the commissioning of a project in Rivers State yesterday lambasted his predecessor, saying the minister is only deceiving the people with politically motivated projects, Wike who made reference to the proposed University of Transportation in Ubima said the minister and the APC led administration was already running out of time on some of their promises.
Although Rotimi Ameachi while speaking dropped what seemed like a buried response when he said ”I don’t drink alcohol, so I don’t speak out of my sense”.
While fielding questions on an ARISE Television programme today, March 11, 2021, Amaechi when was asked to respond to Wike’s allegations he said:
I don’t think I want to address the issue of the governor, I have made my point, I have moved on. He was my staff, I can’t bring myself low. I was a governor, I was also a speaker, I’m a minister. I was two-term chairman of governors’ forum. The same when I was a speaker. Why should I be discussing about him?
Wike who is currently serving as governor of Rivers State was a one-time chief of staff to Ameachi when was governor before he was appointed as minister of state, for education.
Trouble may have started between both Ameachi and Wike when some sort of tension started rising between Ameachi and President Goodluck Jonathan who was president at the time, Ameachi had pledged his allegiance to Presidential candidate in 2015, Muhammadu Buhari and eventually decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, the APC.
While Ameachi supported the APC to clench victory in 2015, Wike stood by GEJ and also became governor elected on the platform of the PDP.
over 7 years down the line, the duo have not found a levelled ground to broker peace.