Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor has said the minister of Transportation and the his predecessor, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has been politically wicked to the Ogoni nation.
Wike, while speaking during a defection rally for the APC Leader of Ward 18 of Khana Local Government Area at Kpean, said that the sacking of the Ogoni born Executive Director of Finance, Mr Derek Mene is the height of political isolation and marginalization of the Ogoni Ethnic Nationality.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, dissolved the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, with Professor Nelson Bambraifa stepping in as acting managing director.
According to him: “At times, it is good to taste the other side to know who loves you. The Ogoni people have tasted APC and they have seen very high level of neglect and marginalization.
“The Minister of Transportation promised you Governorship and denied you that position. Then Ogoni got the position of Executive Director of Finance at NDDC. Even that one, he has collected and given to his boy, Chris Amadi “.
Wike praised the leaders and people of Ward 18, Khana Local Government Area for their mass defection, which he said is the beginning of great days.
The governor said that they will be treated as staunch PDP members who will get all the benefits due party members.
He said: “PDP is a big umbrella that accommodates everyone. I am happy that Austin Nwanko has returned to the PDP. Even while he was in the APC, he related well with us. He played politics without bitterness “