The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has berated a former minister, Rotimi Amaechi for saying he loves the Igbo people.
Amaechi said that Igbo blood flows through his veins when he traveled around the Diobu neighborhood of Port Harcourt during the week to campaign for the APC candidate.
Amaechi criticized Wike’s administration for not treating Igbos fairly and stated that when he was the governor of the state, his administration favored the Igbo, of whom he also claimed to be a member.
However, Wike questioned how Amaechi could profess to love the Igbo and yet reject to support the Labour Party nominee Peter Obi for president and instead vote for the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar, during a campaign rally in front of the 2023 governorship and State Assembly elections in the State.
“You think you’re smart, but you’re not smart. You said you love the Igbo, but you supported Atiku. You refused to support Obi. You didn’t know the Igbos then you’re supposed to support them.
“You’ve been a minister for how many years, what did you do for the Igbo? What do you do for the Igbo? When he was running for President, he said power should come to the South.
“When he lost, he didn’t believe in that again and said power should go to the North. So that when the North finishes, they’ll give him,” Wike said.