APC said the sacked Governor of the state, Nyesom Wike led the caucus that worked relentlessly to stop Amaechi from becoming a minister
Following the controversial ministerial approval of former Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday, October 29, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has released a statement, saying the evil plots against its member has failed.
In the statement signed by the Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, it said the sacked Governor of the state, Nyesom Wike led the caucus that worked relentlessly to stop Amaechi from becoming a minister - describing them as "dark forces".
“These dark forces as represented by Caretaker Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, went to absurd lengths in their plot to stop Amaechi from becoming a Minister but Almighty God has used President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to scatter their evil plans,” the statement read.
It further said, “Today, 29th October, 2015, will remain a great milestone in the annals of Rivers State when against all odds, centering around the mischievous propaganda by enemies of the State led by the impostor Governor Nyesom Wike, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria confirmed one of the best sons of Rivers State, Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, as a Minister despite the sinister petitions against him by misguided enemies of Rivers State.
"Today, we have come to understand that truly God is with Amaechi and none of the plots by his enemies can have any impact in his life if the meanings of his names are anything to go by – Chibuike, which means ‘God is all Powerful’ and Rotimi, an abridged version of Oluwadurotimi, meaning ‘the Lord stands by me’, while Amaechi means ‘who knows tomorrow?’ plays a lot in most of the actions of this patriotic, an enigma, the Lion of Niger Delta Politics, the Pillar and embodiment of the change mantra in the politics of Nigeria and a true son of God
“The Eighth Senate has by this action proved that they are not only patriotic and nationalist but also that they cannot allow petty politics to becloud their sense of reasoning as they seek to accomplish the onerous task of building a virile, vibrant, united and strong Nigeria.”
The party commended the Senate for approving Amaechi's Ministerial nomination against all odds; “thereby disappointing the very enemies of Rivers who by their devilish acts painted Rivers State and her people as ingrates who have no regard and respect for her leaders.”
“Wike, who has done everything humanly possible to bring down Amaechi, who made him politically, has been put to shame along with his collaborators, especially Senator Thompson Sekibo.
“They should not only bury their faces in shame but should also apologise to Nigerians for their failed coup against their benefactor.
“To show practical appreciation to God, the party has set in motion machinery for thanksgiving services to our great God for shaming the enemies of Rivers State and upholding his son at this critical time. In this regard, Muslims should use this Friday, 30th October, to worship in their mosques while Christians should embark upon thanksgiving this Sunday, 1st November, 2015. We must pray out the evil cabal currently ruining our State in the name of governance.”