Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, has slammed Rotimi Amaechi, a former minister for saying he loves the Igbo people.
According to Daily Post, Amaechi, while campaigning for the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), during the week, in Diobu area, Port Harcourt, stated that Igbo blood runs through his veins.
While faulting the current administration of Governor Wike, for not being fair enough with the Igbos, Amaechi claimed that his administration favoured the Igbos, of which he maintained to be part of.
However, addressing the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, supporters during a campaign rally ahead of the 2023 governorship and State Assembly elections in the State, Wike wondered how Amaechi could claim to love the Igbo and yet refuse to support the Labour Party candidate Peter Obi for the presidency but instead, voted for the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
In Wike’s words, “You think you’re smart, but you’re not smart. You said you love the Igbo, but you supported Atiku. You refused to support Obi. You didn’t know the Igbos then you’re supposed to support them.
“You’ve been a minister for how many years, what did you do for the Igbo? What do you do for the Igbo? When he was running for President, he said power should come to the South.
“When he lost, he didn’t believe in that again and said power should go to the North. So that when the North finishes, they’ll give him.”
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