Drama As Wike, Amaechi's Security Aides Clash In Port Harcourt


"Wike should not be allowed to turn Rivers State into a theatre of unwarranted war, only obtainable during the Sir Celestine Omehia's era, when Port Harcourt was rated as the riskiest place in the world".

"After the failed attempt to kill the Transportation Minister, his escort team was physically assaulted by Wike's CSO and Rivers governor, with the operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) on the minister's convoy dislodged and forcibly dispossessed of one of their AK-47 rifles".

But speaking during a thanksgiving service on Sunday at the State Ecumenical Centre in Port Harcourt, the state's governor said that he resolved to bring the perceived ugly actions at the Court of Appeal to the attention of Nigerians, law professionals and the political community "for them to take the necessary steps".

Peoples Democratic Party PDP stalwart Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has decried assassination attempt on Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers state, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari should should call his mad dog to order.

On Saturday, while on different missions around the state, their convoy came across each other at Nwanja Junction on Trans-Amadi road. Akin Fakorede and allegedly supervised by Amaechi's ADC, Mr. Debewari.

Wike, according to the statement, was not hurt, as he continued with his inspection of the road project after the incident.

While Wike had claimed that he was attacked, Amaechi alleged that he was nearly killed by the governors security aides.

"The Minister of Transportation had over 50 SARS Personnel, Soldiers and Mobile Policemen in his motorcade". The minister had arrived Port Harcourt this afternoon (Saturday). Suddenly, gun-toting security men attached to Wike's convoy surrounded the Minister's auto, threatening to shoot him.

One of the two cars had security men assigned to protect the minister in Port Harcourt. "The Policeman's riffle was also taken from him". Wike also stayed inside his vehicle.

The Amaechi media office added that Wike came out of his auto, and with his security team went from one vehicle to another of Amaechi's supporters charging at them, harassing and abusing them.

According to the statement, the Minister narrowly escaped being shot by security men attached to Wike.

The Ikwerre Youth Movement (IYM) International from the four Rivers Local Government Areas of Port Harcourt City, Obio/Akpor, Ikwerre and Emohua, described the attack as very unfortunate and least expected.

Their security convoys and details did not miss the chance to create havoc in efforts to please their principals, while drawing their guns, leading to allegations from both camps that it was a plot to assassinate the governor, and Amaechi, who is the current minister of Transport. The transportation minister hails from Ubima in Ikwerre LGA, while the Rivers governor is an indigene of Rumueprikom in Obio/Akpor council.

Amaechi in the statement published by the Vanguard stressed that Wike must go to court to prove his claims that the money found in the Ikoyi apartment was stolen by the transport minister or tender a public apology.