Wike vs Fubara: Amaechi Opens Up on Rivers’ Political Crisis

  • Rivers state political crisis appeared not to end soon as former governor Rotimi Amaechi shared his view
  • Amaechi, a former minister of transportation, maintained that his successor, Nyesom Wike, still has grassroots support more than Governor Siminalayi Fubara
  • According to Amaechi, Fubara appeared to be more popular because he is anti-Wike, and many people in the state are tired of Wike

Port Harcourt, Rivers – 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.

In a viral video seen by TheTalk.NG, 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.

Rotimi Amaechi, the former governor of Rivers state and ex-minister of transportation, has said Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state is popular now because he is anti-Wike and many people are tired of Wike in Rivers.Ex-Governor Amaechi explained why Fubara is popular in Rivers
Photo Credit: @GovWike, @SimFubaraKSC, @ChibuikeAmaechiSource: Twitter

Amaechi tipped Wike for grassroots support

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.

The former minister’s statement reads in part:

“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.”

Why Amaechi fell out with Wike

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 were behind the former governor.

See the video of the former governor here:

Source: TheTalk.NG

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