The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said that Chibuike Amaechi, a former governor of the state, now the Minister of Transport, has a serious mental problem.
According to Wike, national development has slowed down ‘because of mentally challenged Amaechi.’
Amaechi had on Tuesday, called for immediate resignation of Governor Wike, following series of attacks and killings in different Local Government Areas of Rivers State.
The Governor said based on the Minister’s logic, President Muhammadu Buhari needs to resign because of the nationwide breakdown of security.
Governor Wike said this at the Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday when the management of the Silverbird Group presented his nomination letter as the Silverbird Man of the Year, 2017.
His words, “Former Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has a serious mental case. This is what makes it difficult for him to appreciate the seriousness of security issues.
“That is the kind of people that we have in the Federal Cabinet. With such people, it is impossible for the country to make progress. He needs urgent medical attention.”
Wike further described as ridiculous the allegation by Amaechi that he armed the perpetrators of the Omoku killings.
The governor wondered why the Minister has refused to blame the APC governors of Lagos, Benue, Kwara and Kaduna States for killings in their states.
He stated that all the heads of security agencies in Rivers State were nominated by Amaechi.
He added, “Amaechi is the one who manipulates the posting of security heads to Rivers State using the Federal Government. They know what they are doing.
“If they are planning anything against Rivers State, they will not succeed.”