Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused his predecessor and current Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, as the mastermind of the move to arraign the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, over alleged corruption.
Wike made the allegation when he spoke to members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at a campaign rally at Eleme on Thursday.
Wike said in the allegation, also contained in a statement by his spokesperson, Simeon Nwakaudu, that Amaechi made the confession at a meeting with an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain (name not mentioned) in Abuja.
“At that meeting in Abuja last Monday, Amaechi confessed that he is the person behind the illegal crisis facing the CJN. He bragged that he will destroy the CJN the way he brought former President Goodluck Jonathan down.
“He wants to destroy the nation’s judiciary. This particular evil will finally consume Amaechi”.
He further described Amaechi as being “notorious for the destruction of the Judiciary, having closed down Rivers State Judiciary for two years.”
The governor, who wondered why Amaechi “hates the Judiciary, despite being a beneficiary of the vibrancy of the Judiciary,” said he was stunned that Amaechi could refer the PDP as a party of ‘thieves’ not minding he was Speaker for eight years under the PDP and eight years as Governor under the PDP.
“If there is any thief, Amaechi is the proper thief. This thief sold our valued assets to his business partner, Mr. Tonye Cole,” Wike said.
He also spoke about the retirement of the former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, saying that the development means the nation has been liberated.
According to Wike, the former IGP was ‘Satan’s’ representative in Nigeria.
He said, “The former IGP Ibrahim Idris is a representative of Satan in Nigeria. He represented Satan but the prayers and fasting of Nigerians ensured he was retired despite plans to retain him.
“If (Muhammadu) Buhari has any integrity, he should investigate the killing of the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kano alongside his family during the 2015 General elections. Buhari must ask what killed the REC and his family while Ibrahim Idris was a commissioner of police”.
While he attacked Buhari, he urged the people of Eleme Local Government Area to vote for Atiku Abubakar, so that he can revive Onne Port for the good of the economy of Rivers State.
He said, “Buhari is not aware of anything. No wonder he is not aware that he hates Rivers people and is yet to execute any project in the state. How can you support a President who does not respect the rule of law. If he fails to respect the law in his first term, the second term would be a disaster.
“The only way that Eleme people will get Onne Port to start working again, is to vote for Atiku Abubakar. He is a man with the knowledge to create employment opportunities and develop the economy.”