Amaechi Wike to honour ex-Rivers governor for contributions to state

Other persons on the list of 29 people include former presidents, Goodluck Jonathan and Yakubu Gowon and late activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa.

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Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and incumbent, Nyesom Wike play

Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and incumbent, Nyesom Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has named his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi among several persons who will be honoured with the Grand Service Star of the state.

Amaechi and other nominees will be honoured for their individual contributions to the development of Rivers.

Other persons on the list of 29 people include former presidents, Goodluck Jonathan and Yakubu Gowon and late activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa.

The awards ceremony will expectedly hold on May 27 in Port Harcourt, the state capital, according to Premium Times.

The governor’s decision to honour Amaechi comes as a surprise because the two have been at loggerheads for more than three years.

Wike served as Amaechi’s Chief of Staff from 2007 to 2011, but the duo fell out after Wike was appointed into Jonathan’s cabinet.

The two have been engaged in several verbal wars, the latest being Wike’s allegation that Amaechi had created a new cult in the state.

Amaechi said in response that Wike ‘had gone mad again.’

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Meanwhile, Amaechi is yet to respond to Wike’s award and it’s not clear if he’ll accept it.

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