- APC chieftain, Andrew Uchendu, has likened the minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi, to a god
- Uchendu said he has witnessed sacrifices made by Amaechi for Rivers state
- He also claimed to have seen Amaechi begged for his archenemy and successor, Governor Wike
An All Progressive Congress (APC) Rivers state chapter chieftain, Andrew Uchendu, has likened minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to 'a god' in the state.
NAIJ.com gathered that Uchendu made this remark during the unity rally/thanksgiving organised by the Obio/Akpor LGA caucus leader, Mr. Chikordi Dike, on Sunday.
According to a report by Punch, Uchendu said: “There is no Rivers son that has made the kind of contribution Rotimi Amaechi has made in life. Wike said Amaechi behaves like a god, but the Bible said man is god to man.
“If Amaechi has been the instrument of elevation and empowerment of many young people who were at the grassroots and now in the highest level of political career, is he not their god? And if he has helped people who testify as we are testifying today, for me, Amaechi is my god.
“I must congratulate the new leadership of Obio/Akpor caucus and other caucuses from different LGAs. Looking at the crowd here today, it shows that the house is settled for a serious business in 2019.
“By recovering my mandate, Rivers people now have an alternative voice. The truth is in the recorded memory in the political development of Ikwerre ethnic nationality.
“Don’t forget when Obio/Akpor people said they were not going to accept Nyesom Wike for his second tenure as the chairman of the council, Amaechi went on his knees at the residence of the late Eric Asor at Elelewon and pleaded for Wike to be given a second chance.
“And the people accepted, from chairman to chief of staff and then minister; how else can man be god to man?”
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Meanwhile, the eight year administration of former Rivers state governor Rotimi Amaechi, has been described as “clearly wasteful, purposeless and irresponsible” by his successor, Nyesom Wike.
Governor Wike made his comments on Sunday July 2 at the Crowne Palace Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia USA, when he delivered the keynote address at the 20th National Convention of the Ogbakor Ikwerre.
According to reports, the governor stated that the underdevelopment of the state had been caused by the “purposeless” nature of the Amaechi government.
Watch video of Rotimi Amaechi talking about his work as Minister of Transportation: