RIVERS GOVERNORSHIP, NOT BIRTH RIGHT OF IKWERE ETHNIC NATIONALITY
Former Rivers state governor and now
Minister of Transportation, CHIBUIKE ROTIMI AMAECHI says the governorship position of the State is limited to one ethnic group alone.
AMAECHI stressed the importance of rotation of the governorship position in the state, saying that the seat is not a birth right to any ethnic nationality.
The former governor said this while addressing chiefs and elders of Ogu/Bolo, who paid him a solidarity visit in Port Harcourt last Friday.
According to him: “What I am now fighting for is to give the Okirika man, the Ogu/Bolo man a voice. If Wike is bringing an Ikwerre man to run for governorship when an Ikwerre man has run for 16 years it means that Ikwerre would dominate the governorship of the state.
“It means that you will never have a chance of being governor again, that’s what it means because the reason for doing that is ‘oh they are claiming we have xyz number of votes in Obio/Akpor, xyz number of votes in Port Harcourt, xyz number of votes in Ikwerre and Emohua, so only Ikwerre people’, if they sit together they can be electing themselves always for governorship and I have told Ikwerre people that that young man whose ambition is blinding him must be thrown out, all Ikwerre people must rise against him and vote for a candidate from another ethnic group.
“If you people allow them and they succeed, then forget your children, they will never be governor again because all it will take is when he finishes, another Ikwerre man will say I will run o and go and tell Ikwerre people I’m your son, don’t allow these people take it from me and Ikwerre people will back him, even if you are one ethnic group of 20,000 persons, you have a right to the governorship of the state.”
Recall that yourself are rife that Governor Nyesom Wike is plotting to install another Ikwerre man as his successor.