Read the press statement belowâ€¦
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike Â has declared that former Gov. Rotimi Amaechi is a failed governor Â who needs urgent psychiatric evaluation Â and Â treatment.
Governor Wike Â said Former Â Governor Â Amaechi Â is monstrously Â corrupt, pointing Â out Â that after Â his litigation on his indictment by the judicial Commission of Inquiry, his (Amaechiâ€™s) prosecution Â over the embezzlement Â of Rivers resources Â will take place.
Speaking at the PDP Rivers West Senatorial District Campaign Â rally at Ahoada on Saturday, Â GovernorWike said Â that Â only a man with psychiatric Â disorder Â will compare his failed Â eight years Â in office to just eight months of Â the new administration.
He said Â the Â former governor Â failed in his eight as the Â state chief executive. According Â to Â him, Amaechi Â lacks proper parental Â upbringing hence his desperation in the political arena.
Governor Â Wike Â said that Â the APC Â has refused to campaign Â for the rerun Â elections Â because they are relying on the military Â and Â security Â forces to rig.
â€œHe is a psychiatric Â patient who was at the radio station Â abusing people who are old enough Â to Â be Â his fathers/mothers simply because his party lost at the Supreme Court.
â€œWe will Â defeat Amaechi again and again. Â No matter the deployed to Â Rivers State, Â the PDP Â we will Â all the seats â€œ.
The governor Â said Â that Â Amaechi Â during Â his radio tour confessed that the military Â has been Â handed over to him to rig elections Â in Â the Â state. He added that the plot would Â fail woefully Â as the Rivers people Â will defend their mandate.
He pointed out Â that Â Amaechiâ€™s Â personal Â friend Mr Tosin Ajayi Â was posted to Â Rivers Â State Â as DSS director with the evil objective Â of Â creating Â the Â environment Â of rigging.
He said : â€œOnly yesterday, Â I intercepted Â the communication Â of the Â DSS director and the Brigade commander Â where they were planning on the ways of rigging the election Â alongside Amaechi. Â That plot has failed.
â€œAmaechi Â lacks sound parental upbringing. He has vindicated Â us when he said that he has been given the army to rig the rerun Â elections. Â I know the Chief of Â Army Â staff Â very well. He should not allow a psychiatric Â patient Â to use the Army to rig.
â€œIs Amaechi Â now the Commander Â in Chief of the Armed Forces Â that he talks about deploying soldiers? Â Our people Â will rise up to defend Â their votes. They will make Â the Â needed sacrifices their votesâ€, Governor Wike said.
He reminded the people Â that on May 27, 2015, Amaechi Â made a statement Â that his (Wike ) administration Â will be Â unable Â to Â pay salaries and execute projects. Â He said he has confounded through Â the Â execution Â of Â pro-people Â projects Â across Â the Â state, payment Â of Â salaries Â and pensions.
He called on the people of Rivers West Senatorial District Â to vote overwhelmingly Â for the PDP Â for uniformed Â development Â to be Â entrenched in the state.
The Governor Â said Â that Â development Â of the communities Â rests with his administration, pointing Â out Â that Â he has discharged Â his responsibility Â faithfully.
Governor Wike Â said no matter the time it takes Amaechi Â will face trial for stealing Â Rivers Â resources .
â€œIf President Muhammadu Buhari visits Amaechiâ€™s house in Asokoro, Â he will never allow him to come into Presidential Villa. Â After the case initiated by Â Amaechi Â over his indictment, Â he will face justice Â for embezzling Â state fundsâ€
Also speaking , PDP Â Deputy Â National Â Chairman Â described Â the Â former governor Â as a pathetic Â liar who mismanaged Â resources of the state.
He said : â€œAmaechi Â needs urgent proper psychiatric Â evaluation Â and Â treatment. We call on Dr Parker to treat the former governor â€œ.
He said Amaechiâ€™s Â appearance Â on different Â radio Â stations Â is merely an avenue to create crisis in the Â state.
Â He said: â€œNo amount Â of blackmail Â will pull down the Â administration Â of Â Governor Wike. Â Amaechi Â was a failed governor â€œ.
The Rivers Â North West Senatorial District Campaign rally attracted PDP Â faithful Â from the Â eight local government areas of Â the district.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
12th March, 2016.
Picture 1: From Right: PDP Chairman South-South, Â Cairo Ojuigo, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Deputy Governor Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Deputy National Chairman Â of Â PDP, Â Prince Uche Secondus and Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Austin Opara Â during the Rivers West Senatorial District Campaign rally at Ahoada on Saturday.
Picture 2:From Right: PDP Chairman South-South, Â Cairo Ojuigo, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom EzenwoWike, Deputy Governor Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Deputy National Chairman Â of Â PDP, Â Prince Uche Secondus and Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Austin Opara Â during the Rivers West Senatorial District Campaign rally at Ahoada on Saturday.