The Minister of Transportation and former Governor
of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has said one of his
greatest successes recorded as governor was that
the State did not experience killings and human
massacre as it is being experienced in the state.
He made the claim during the burial of Chief
Godspower Umejuru Ake in Erema, Ogba/Egbema/
Ndoni Local Government Area of the state.
Rivers State since the start of the current
administration of Governor Nyesom Wike as being
experiencing insecurity, a situation that the current
governor blamed on his predecessor, Amaechi.
But the Minister while at the burial called on
people of the state vote out the cirrent government
as a panacea to having a peaceful state.
According to Amaechi, “See Onelga, the beauty of
the country. See how bad the road is. See Omoku,
a desert. People are being killed and slaughtered
every day, and there is a government in place.
“One thing I am proud of is that as a governor,
both my enemies and opponents stayed alive.
They have killed so many of Chief’s supporters and
are still killing chief’s supporters. All you people
owe chief is to chase out all these people in
The Minister also said his victory as the then
governor of the state was through a divine
mandate and not by shedding of human blood.