As long as Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State remains in office, he will never have peace, the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike has vowed.
This is even as the minister boasted that the Grassroots Democratic Initiative, GDI-organized rallies in the state cannot be disrupted by the police because “the members follow the due process”.
GDI is the political vehicle initiated by the minister to help promote his governorship ambition in Rivers State. It is a group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers and has Wike as the grand patron.
The group has been holding rallies under heavy protection from the Mr. Joseph Mbu-led Rivers Police Command but rallies planned by the Save Rivers Movement (SRM), a pro-Amaechi group, are being continuously disrupted by the police.
Speaking weekend during GDI inauguration and thanksgiving at Agric Field in Degema Local Government Area of the state, Wike said of his group, “They will always ensure that they endure until the police clear them before holding meeting”.
The Minister also expressed joy at the resignation of two commissioners from the River’s State Executive Council, adding that GDI had become stronger and confident.
He said: “We are free of any arrest; no police will arrest any member of GDI or interrupt their activities or gathering in this state. Don’t forget it is Amaechi who was ordering police to arrest GDI members anywhere they are gathering.
“Now he is the one crying over arrest and disruption of APC gathering in the state. He has not started crying; the police will continue to chase them until they learn how to follow the due process before hosting any meeting or rally.
“Rivers State is for PDP. I want to officially thank the two commissioners who have returned to where they belong. The best thing for Governor Ameachi is to resign and have peace because as long he remains the governor, he will never have peace”.