The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has criticized the former minister, Rotimi Amaechi for voting for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar in the just concluded presidential election on February 25, adding, you claimed that you love the Igbo people but voted for Atiku.
Daily Post said, Amaechi, while moving around the Diobu area of Port Harcourt, campaigning for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, during the week, claimed that Igbo blood runs through his veins.
The former Minister of Transportation maintained that his administration favoured the Igbo, who he also claimed to be part of, slamming the current administration of Wike for not being fair enough with Igbos.
While berating the former governor of Rivers State for voting for Atiku, during his campaign rally for PDP ahead of March 18 governoship election, Wike wondered how Amaechi could claim to love the Igbo yet he did not back the Labour Party candidate Peter Obi for the presidency.
Wike said, “You think you’re smart, but you’re not smart. You said you love the Igbo, but you supported Atiku. You refused to support Obi. You didn’t know the Igbos then you’re supposed to support them.
“You’ve been a minister for how many years, what did you do for the Igbo? What do you do for the Igbo? When he was running for President, he said power should come to the South.
“When he lost, he didn’t believe in that again and said power should go to the North. So that when the North finishes, they’ll give him.”