Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi, has dared Minister of State for Education Nyesom Wike, to open up on how the 2011 governorship election was won and lost in the the state.
Amaechi, who is also the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), yesterday in Port Harcourt, declared that Wike must show gratitude, since he brought him up politically.
The minister of state for education reiterated that Amaechi became governor through the Supreme Court’s landmark judgment of October 25, 2007, while insisting that he knew how the re-election was won and lost in 2011, maintaining that party structure could not be bought.
Wike on Sunday at Omoku, the headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Council, during the inauguration of the council and wards executives of the Grassroots Development Initiative (GDI), declared that he knew how the Rivers governor was re-elected in 2011.
But Amaechi, through the Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, Chief Tony Okocha, said: “The minister of state for education ought to respect his office. I sympathise with those following him (Wike) about. He is using them to solidify his position in the Federal Executive Council FEC).
“Wike abusing and attacking Governor Amaechi is to get support and earn sympathy of President Jonathan, because of the perceived disagreement between the President and Governor Amaechi.
“Governor Amaechi cannot pack and go, because he is performing excellently.
“Let Wike talk about how Amaechi did not win 2011 governorship election. Let him tell Nigerians how the election was won and lost.