Ministerial Screening: How Rivers Senators disappointed Wike, Abe

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Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, a self-styled chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has claimed that Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senators from the State disappointed Governor Nyesom Wike after the alleged N2 billion plot to disqualify the former minister of transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, failed.

Eze commended “The three Senators from Rivers State, Senator George Thompson Sekibo representing the Eastern Senatorial District; Senator Betty Apiafi representing the Rivers West senatorial district; and Senator Barinada Mpigi of Rivers South East Senatorial district for distancing themselves from the N2 billion plot by functionaries of the Rivers state government, led by Governor Nyesom Wike and Senator Magnus Abe, to oppose the nomination of Amaechi and embarrass him during the screening process.”

According to him: “The distinguished senators have shown character by their comportment on the floor of the senate and reported pre-meeting with the former minister ahead of the screening exercise.

“From what I gathered, the senators had a meeting with him before the screening started, which indicates that they are not part of the conspiracy being plotted by Chief Wike and former Senator Abe to embarrass their benefactor on the floor of the Senate and ultimately nullify his nomination.

“I believe that Senator Abaribe, who spoke on behalf of the Rivers caucus, suing for peace in the politics of our dear state, also deserves commendation for the role of a peacemaker he played. He showed that politics is about development, which will not come without a peaceful atmosphere. Therefore, I commend the three senators for showing solidarity to Amaechi who, by every means, is the authentic leader of politics in Rivers state and I urge Wike and Abe to emulate the three senators in order to move the State forward peacefully.

“I also urge Wike and Abe to sheath their swords and cease all instruments of media war and propaganda and allow peace to prevail in the politics of Rivers state so that collectively we can rebuild and recover the State from its present sad, parlous and pitiable condition. Like they say: peace if priceless, terror is senseless”, he said.