Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has mentioned his predecessor, former Governor, Rotimi Amaechi shouldn’t be strolling free if Nigeria really practices democracy.
Wike mentioned the shutdown of Rivers State Judiciary below Rotimi Amaechi’s administration as Governor of the state was a violation of the rights of the individuals of the state.
The Governor mentioned this throughout a reside interview on AIT’s Focus Nigeria beamed from Authorities Home, Port Harcourt in response to feedback by Amaechi over the weekend.
He said that in civilized climes, Amaechi shouldn’t be strolling free or be appointed as a authorities official due to the closure of courts.
“With due respect to President Muhammadu Buhari, I feel he shouldn’t have had such a person as a Minister. He (Amaechi) must be in jail for violation of human rights.
“How can someone oversee the locking up of the judiciary? There was nowhere for individuals to ventilate their anger. Contracts have been breached and folks can’t go to court docket. Folks relied on police to settle their variations.
“A girl was detained the day she was to be given bail. A pregnant girl was to be given bail proper on the day the courts have been shut down. The girl gave beginning in jail. Think about that sort of a harrowing expertise.
“And that’s the man they are saying is among the greatest Governors. No, he’s not the very best Governor,” Wike mentioned.
On Amaechi’s investments in training, particularly the constructing of mannequin faculties, Wike mentioned the funds have been wasted, including that rather more might have been achieved, “with the billions of naira”, spent on constructing new faculties.
Based on him, “What we try to do is that with the little sources we’re getting, we try to renovate outdated faculties via SUBEB.
“You recognize my former Governor; I labored with him, so I do know him too nicely. When he’s flying with individuals within the helicopter, he can be pointing his fingers and telling them see that faculty there, I constructed it. He’s that sort of man. If he hadn’t began one thing, he would kill it.
“However after I see a mission that can affect the lives of the individuals, I full it. The Degema Common Hospital which he began has been accomplished however after I see a political mission, I’ve no enterprise. So many roads he (Amaechi) didn’t do and the as soon as he didn’t full, I accomplished them.”
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi had lamented the recurring spate of insecurity and political intimidation in Rivers State.
Amaechi, a former Governor of the State, whereas talking in the course of the funeral service of the late Justice Adolphus Godwin Karibi-Whyte at Saint Augustine’s Anglican Church, Abonnema, Akuku-Toru Native Authorities Space of Rivers State, mentioned concern has pervaded the state he bequeathed in 2015 however residents have did not overtly problem the present administration.
“Everyone seems to be scared. We’re going again to when Ateke held sway. We’re going again to the interval the place we run away from our individuals. We’re again to a interval when no person can communicate. However from subsequent 12 months, I’ll start to talk, if no person desires to talk,” Amaechi had mentioned.