Tonye Cole, Rotimi Amaechi Worked Against Tinubu, Power Shift To South – Wike

Nyesom Wike
Nyesom Wike (Credit: Daily Post)

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has come out swinging against his old foe, Rotimi Amaechi.

Wike is alleging that Amaechi who is a former Minister of Transport and Tonye Cole, the gubernatorial
aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), worked against the presidential ambition of
Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Rotimi Amaechi, is also a former governor of Rivers State, who contested and lost the APC presidential primaries to Bola Tinubu.

Wike made this fresh allegation on Thursday in a broadcast message to the people of the state.

Wike said Tonye Cole and Amaechi, actively worked against the presidential ambitions of Tinubu
even when Amaechi was a member of the APC Presidential Campaign Council.

He said Tonye Cole initially congratulated Tinubu but quickly deleted his congratulatory message on Instagram after he was criticized by the public for the message. He accussed the duo of working against power shift to the south.

Wike himself, was alleged to have supported and actively made sure the declared presidential election results were in favour of APC / Tinubu in Rivers State.

Wike has been accused of inducing staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to write the results for Tinubu in Rivers State.

This latest outburst is seen as an attempt to sway the votes in the March 18th elections in Rivers State to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The actions of Nyesom Wike, in the presidential elections in which he actively worked against his own party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has angered many voters in the state, who are now inclined to vote in another party in the March 18th elections.

These developments and especially the rise of the Labour Party, has raised the stakes in what should ordinarily be an easy victory for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State.

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