The Destruction of Rivers State by Two Brothers
Literally speaking,Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and former Governor Rotimi Amaechi also of Rivers State, are brothers. They are both from the Ikwerre ethnic group in Rivers State. They share many things in common and are beneficiaries of the oneness, peace and progress that were the characteristics of Rivers State before their emergence as political leaders in the state.
When Rotimi Amaechi’s governorship ambition developed the K-Leg, Nyesom Wike did all he could, to straighten the K -Leg. Eventually, the K -Leg was straightened and Rotimi Amaechi became the governor of Rivers State and Nyesom Wike was appointed Chief of Staff. They both enjoyed the resources of Rivers State together until their personal and selfish interest clashed.
Rotimi Amaechi, towards the end of his eight years governorship of Rivers State, defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC), That was the beginning of the destruction of Rivers State by these two brothers. Amaechi led scores of Rivers youths, men and women into the APC and biased their minds against those who refused to follow him to APC. Eventually, while Amaechi was adequately rewarded with ministerial appointment by his new found love, APC, those that followed him were denied every opportunity in the state, with Wike as governor, as they were tagged by Wike supporters as enemies. Wike and his supporters ensured that APC candidates never participated in subsequent elections. Politics being the only viable and functional industry in the state, the Amaechi supporters became political outcasts in their own state.
Amaechi, as a minister, could not attract developments projects to his home state because of rift between him and Wike which was transmuted to the Federal government. Here in Rivers State, certain parts of the state were regarded as Amaechi supporters domain and we’re denied projects execution. In all, Rivers State was the loser. Projects executed by Amaechi were abandoned or discontinued by the Wike administration.
Today, Rivers State has been divided into Amaechi supporters and Wike supporters. Everything in Rivers State today, is viewed from these two brothers perspectives.
Until these two brothers are denied political relevance in the state by Rivers people, they will continue to hold the state to ransom. And the only way to deny them political relevance is VOTE against their puppet surrogates governorship candidates they have both presented to Rivers people.
Voting for either SIM Fubara or Tonye Cole, is voting for the continuation of the rift between these two brothers and denial of Rivers State, of oneness, peace and developments.