Former Rivers State governor and Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has mentioned that he was capable of battle towards cultists, kidnappers,and others masquerading as militants as a result of he by no means hobnobbed with criminals.
Amaechi additionally recalled that he didn’t appoint any of the criminals into political workplace or crown them a king, including that his administration then returned peace to the state and stopped the insecurity that reigned earlier than the arrival of his authorities.
The minister, who spoke on Monday in an internet broadcast to the folks of Rivers, maintained that the folks of the state loved peace till the months resulting in the 2015 basic election.
He mentioned, “Let nobody deceive you with a twisted narrative on the origins, causes, and options to the massacre in Rivers State. Most of you may attest to how I battled and tackled insecurity after I served as your governor.
“I led the battle towards the cultists, gangs, thugs, and criminals masquerading as militants; they had been pushed out from hiding, many fled the state. I used to be ready to try this as a result of I used to be by no means in mattress with the criminals; I by no means appointed any into political workplace or topped any king.
“The administration I led was capable of return the State to serenity from the horrible state of insecurity and violence we met once we took over. Rivers folks loved peace till the months main as much as the 2015 basic elections when these ‘new’ males of energy within the state launched unprecedented violence and killings within the state.”
Amaechi defined that the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, had launched an assault on him when he requested him to carry out or resign, including that the uninspiring response of the state authorities to the current killings in Omokun was sufficient for the folks of the state to talk up towards the insecurity within the state.
He identified that the scenario within the as soon as peaceable state had made it (Rivers) to be “derisively” described as Rivers of Blood.
“Within the early hours of New 12 months’s Day, defenseless residents of Omoku had been gruesomely attacked and murdered on their means house from the New 12 months crossover evening church service. 23 males, ladies and youngsters had been murdered within the assault. Within the first couple of days of this New 12 months, folks have additionally been murdered in Andoni and Egbeda.
“Some 48 hours after the Omoku bloodbath, the response of the governor and Authorities of Rivers State whose major accountability is to guard you from these sorts of assaults was gabble blather a couple of N200 million bounty and to launch one other spherical of assaults on me as a result of I politely suggested them to guard Rivers folks or resign from workplace.