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Amaechi fighting himself, very confused, says group

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Governor Rotimi Amaechi is at war with himself, the Grassroot Development Initiative, GDI , a frontline anti-Amaechi group in Rivers state has said .

According to the group, the embattled governor is at war with himself over political developments in the state that are largely not in tandem with his expectations.

In a statement signed by its national secretary, Hon Nwanosike Samuel and issued in Port Harcourt yesterday, the group said:

“Amaechi is at war with himself. He is quarreling with even his prophet that he talked about in Ogoni when Senator Magnus Abe had a thanksgiving service. Everybody betrays Amaechi. Ogonis betray him; Kalabaris betray him; Ijaws betray him and

Ogbas betray him. He is the only one who does not betray people.”

The statement described recent allegations by the governor that their Grand Patron and Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike betrayed him after swearing with his children, as the product of a man who is confused.

Amaechi had while receiving some Ikwerre traditional rulers under the auspices of the Supreme Council of Ikwerre Traditional Rulers in Government House on Friday, said that in order to convince him to forward his name as ministerial nominee to President Jonathan, Wike, at Amaechi's instance, swore with his own children that he would never betray him, but was to betray him after getting his ministerial appointment from President Jonathan.

According to the GDI, Wike could not have sworn on any oath to be made a Minister because Amaechi submitted a list of ten ministerial nominees including that of Wike and wondered if they also swore to an oath before their names were submitted.

“Amaechi should therefore tell Nigerians the kind of oath they swore to or did they also swear by their children?” the group queried.

Besides, the GDI also challenged Amaechi to tell Nigerians the oath that Wike took when he was in exile in Ghana and when he stayed in Nigeria to successfully fight for and hand Amaechi the office of Governor of Rivers State.

“Amaechi is a habitual ingrate who bites every finger that feeds him. If Wike didn't betray him in 2007 when there was a slim chance of success, why would Wike betray Amaechi as a Minister? The only offence Wike has committed against Amaechi is that he refused to join him to fight President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife”, the GDI said.

Continuing, they said: “Wike could not have sworn to any oath and worse still, used his children because he loves his children and together with his wife, they cherish and respect good family and marriage life. We hope that Amaechi can say the same thing”, the statement added.

The GDI said Amaechi has no regards for Ikwerre Chiefs and Elders, noting that the Ikwerre Chiefs he is romancing today are still the same chiefs he publicly insulted and accused of betraying him in the past.

Wondering why the governor's blame game has deteriorated to that level, the statement advised Amaechi to remain consistent and do what he says and wondered why he is still talking about Wike everywhere he goes, when there are serious developmental issues confronting the state.