Rivers Crisis: Amaechi speaks on Wike/Fubara rift

Rotimi Amaechi, the former Minister of Transportation and an ex-governor of Rivers state, has commented on the political crisis rocking the state, particularly on the rift between Governor Siminalayi Fubara and the immediate past governor Nyesom Wike.

Amaechi maintained that Governor Fubara appeared to be more popular than Wike because he is anti-Wike, and many of the people in the state are tired of the former governor.

Amaechi recognised that Wike is still politically strong in the state, particularly at the grassroots, but noted that he was not ready to join either of the warring parties. He stated that no politician is big without grassroots support.

He said:”We are all singing our praises of Sim. What Sim seems to be popular about today is because he is anti-Wike, not that Sim is the best man that happened on earth and all that.”

Recall that Amaechi and Wike were allies before they fell out after the former dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Wike, who succeeded Amaechi as governor of Rivers state, nominated and worked for Governor Fubara’s election.

However, barely six months into office, Fubara fell apart with Wike, and the majority of the state House of Assembly members are behind the former governor.

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