Don’t Allow Crisis Get In Way Of Good Governance In Rivers, Uranta Tells Amaechi

Amaechi 4A socio-political commentator, Mr. Tony Uranta, has decried the continuous overlapping of the friction in Rivers State by two major parties; one led by Governor Rotimi Amaechi and the other by Minister of State for Education, Barr. Nyesom Wike.

Mr. Uranta, who made this known while speaking on Channels Television Saturday breakfast programme Sunrise, remarked that governance had been grinded to a halt in Rivers state and advised Mr. Amaechi to live up to his responsibilities as a governor.

He said that “politics of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum should not be allowed to becloud the realities that there should be good governance in the state”.

He however noted that “there has been a continuous finger pointing at the presidency and his wife,” adding that since Amaechi cannot substantiate the allegations against the president or his wife, he advised him to “tone down the matter”.

Mr. Uranta concurred with the general belief that the state governor has been sidelined as far as security issues are concerned and backed the call for the re-deployment of the state commissioner of police, Mr. Joseph Mbu.

According to him, “from the moment a police commissioner called the governor of the state in which he was serving a tyrant” it was an indication that he is already biased.

Uranta added that Mr. Mbu erred by taking on his superior and therefore should be removed.



  1. Nice statements Sir,that’s just we need in Rivers State. We need men who can appeal to all parties to sheath their Swords and embrace peace no Victor no Vanquish if we are throughly fighting for effective Democracy as we all claim in Rivers State.