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Amaechi Laments Rising Insecurity In Rivers State . . . Amaechi Has Lost Touch With Reality On Ground – CoS

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Rt. Hon. Chibueke Rotimi Amaechi

A former governor of Rivers State and serving minister for transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has lamented the rising insecurity and what he described as; “political intimidation in Rivers State”.

Amaechi who raised the alarm at the funeral service of late Justice Adolphus Godwin Karibi-Whyte on Saturday, September 27, added that residents were now too scared to speak their minds.

He said: “You have lost your voice. The sage has gone under and nobody is speaking. When I was Governor, I gave people voices, but they have blocked those voices.

“I was happy with the sermon, the bishop indicted us. If you are a governor, have you governed well? If you are a politician, have you carried your people along?”

“Everyone is scared. We are going back to when Ateke held sway. We are going back to the period where we run away from our people. We are back to a period when nobody can speak. But from next year, I will begin to speak, if nobody wants to speak”.

Reacting to the former governor’s outburst, Chief of Staff to Governor Nyesom Wike, Chief Emeka Woke, who represented the governor at the occasion, said it was obvious that Amaechi had lost touch with developments in the State.

He claimed that since the launching of Operation Sting by Governor Wike’s administration, the security situation had improved greatly.

“I wonder why the former Governor will choose to make such embarrassing remarks at the funeral of Late Justice Karibi-Whyte, a man he claimed to be his mentor,” he stated.

The CoS alleged that for five years as a minister, Amaechi has not brought any project from the Federal Government to his State.

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