Transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi, claimed that his successor as governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has been negotiating with APC that he will help the party deliver presidential votes.
Amaechi who made known in an interview with Vanguard said if Wike is powerful enough to deliver at the presidential, he should be powerful enough to deliver himself.
He said: “Wike has been negotiating with APC that he will help us deliver presidential votes, we should help him deliver governorship. I said to our people, when they became very worried, that I won’t even talk about it.
“How would they implement it? If Wike is powerful enough to deliver at the presidential, he should be powerful enough to deliver himself. If Wike is negotiating to help us deliver presidential and then we help him deliver governorship, just imagine that kind of negotiation.
If we have power to deliver governorship, shouldn’t we have the same power to deliver presidential? If Wike has the power to deliver presidential, shouldn’t he also have the power to deliver governorship?
“We talk about betrayal. Wike, first, second terms as chairman of the council, Odili didn’t support his coming back. Ask him.
“I went on campaigns in the villages in Obia Akpor to return him as chairman of the council. When I became governor, I made him Chief of Staff. When as they asked me as chairman, Governors Forum to nominate a second minister, I nominated him.”