The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has declared that former Governor Rotimi Amaechi needs urgent psychiatric evaluation and treatment.
Wike said this while reacting to Amaechi’s appearance on a Radio Programme in Port Harcourt last week, where he said: “You don’t accuse me of corruption, because I am not corrupt, you don’t abuse my wife and you don’t abuse my Mother. The last two persons are vulnerable and so need to protected. You go to this areas I fight back.”
Amaechi also said the Justice George Omereji-led panel of inquiry set by Governor Wike never indicted him. “But when the Government came out with a White Paper, they smuggled an indictment. We are waiting for them in court,” he said.
Angered by his predecessor’s comments, Governor Wike said Amaechi is monstrously corrupt. He said that after his litigation on his indictment by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry, his (Amaechi’s) prosecution over the embezzlement of Rivers resources will take place.
Speaking at the PDP Rivers West Senatorial District Campaign rally at Ahoada on Saturday, Governor Wike said that only a man with psychiatric disorder will compare his failed eight years in office to just eight months of the new administration.
Governor Wike said that the APC has refused to campaign for the rerun elections because they are relying on the military and security forces to rig.
“He is a psychiatric patient who was at the radio station abusing people who are old enough to be his fathers/mothers simply because his party lost at the Supreme Court.
“We will defeat Amaechi again and again. No matter the deployed army to Rivers State, the PDP will win all the seats,” Wike said.
“Only yesterday, I intercepted the communication of the DSS director and the Brigade commander where they were planning on the ways of rigging the election alongside Amaechi. That plot has failed.
“Amaechi lacks sound parental upbringing. He has vindicated us when he said that he has been given the army to rig the rerun elections. I know the Chief of Army staff very well. He should not allow a psychiatric patient to use the Army to rig.
“Is Amaechi now the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces that he talks about deploying soldiers? Our people will rise up to defend their votes. They will make the needed sacrifices [to protect] their votes,” Governor Wike said.
Wike said no matter the time it takes, Amaechi will face trial for stealing Rivers resources .
“If President Muhammadu Buhari visits Amaechi’s house in Asokoro, he will never allow him to come into Presidential Villa. After the case initiated by Amaechi over his indictment, he will face justice for embezzling state funds.”
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