Wike Governor mocks Amaechi over ministerial struggles

Amaechi was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari along with 20 others whose names were sent to the Senate on September 30, 2015.

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has mocked predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi over his ‘struggle’ to become a minister.

Amaechi was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari along with 20 others whose names were sent to the Senate on September 30, 2015.

“I was minister in this country and I was given the highest responsibility and today some people are struggling to be a minster. They are celebrating to be a minister as if nobody has been a minister in this state,” Wike said during a thanksgiving service held in Port Harcourt on Sunday, October 25.

Wike also spoke about the tribunal judgment of Saturday, October 24, which nullified his victory in the April 11 elections.

“The nullification of my election by tribunal sitting in Abuja shows that justice is ours. I am surprised that some people are celebrating over the judgment, when they described the judgment against their candidates at the National Assembly as judicial 419,” he said.

“We will win and I will complete my four years tenure as the governor of Rivers State. The thanksgiving service today is very significant because if what enemies planned had work, I wouldn’t have been governor today,” he added.

READ: Tribunal nullifies Wike's election victory

Amaechi’s ministerial nomination has been surrounded by controversy following a petition raised against him by three Senators from his state.

READ: Wike should be jailed for rigging elections

The former governor’s ministerial screening was also postponed thrice by the Senate but held finally on Thursday, October 22.

READ: Jubilation as Amaechi is finally screened by Senate

He is however yet to be confirmed.

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