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I made Amaechi governor of Rivers State – Wike



Rotimi Amaechi and Nyesom Wike when they shared a cordial relationship

Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory has claimed that he worked for Rotimi Amaechi to emerge governor of Rivers State in 2007.

Wike, a Peoples Democratic Party member, claimed on Friday when he took questions from select journalists at his office in Abuja.

Asked about his faceoff with Governor Sim Fubara, Wike was asked if the fallout with his successor (Fubara) was a result of his fallout with his predecessor (Amaechi).

Quizzing Wike, one of the journalists said, “Some people will say what goes around, comes around, this is exactly what you did to Rotimi Amaechi” but Wike disagreed.

Raising his voice, he replied, “I was not with Amaechi, Amaechi didn’t bring me to be governor, with all due respect.


“I was the one that made the work for Amaechi to be governor. In 2007, are you not aware,” he asked the journalist.

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Former Rivers State governor and FCT minister Nyesom Wike

Adding that, “Even in making me minister, he went back to National Assembly to disqualify me through SSS, are you not aware?

When the journalist insisted that Amaechi appointed Wike as Chief of Staff and made him minister, the FCT minister said, “No, you don’t have the facts.”

“The point I am making is that I am comfortable. Ahmed Bola did not give me a minister, he gave me Minister of FCT.

“What am I looking for, but that does not mean I will allow anybody to crumble our political structure, it will not happen.


Chronicle NG reports that Amaechi, the immediate past Minister of Works in the Muhammadu Buhari administration and a member of the All Progressives Congress was Rivers State governor from 2007-2015.

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