by Rachel Ogbu
It seems Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has reached breaking point from all the political crisis in his state, he has now threatened to expose some Abuja-based politicians from the state owing to the crisis currently rocking the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, news reports say.
According to reports, Amaechi, made the threats in front of the Archbishop of the Niger Delta Diocese, Anglican Communion, Archbishop Ignatius Kattey, who paid him a courtesy visit in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
He said he was no longer going to re-contest for any political position, added that the people of the state would lose their respect for his critics when he reveals their past deeds.
“I will speak to the state, but not now. When I speak to the state, you will not respect any of these people (Abuja-based politicians from Rivers). I am now determined to open up.
“I am not running for any other position that they would say ‘you must manage information so that people can trust you’.
“Nobody realises how much effort we have put in place for people to walk on the streets.
“Nobody realises how much money we have put in place to make people walk on the streets. All they are interested in is how they would bring down those efforts. So, as men of God, you must stand for the truth and preach the truth.”
The Punch reports:
Earlier, Kattey prayed for God to grant Amaechi the grace, strength and wisdom to continue to perform and overcome any challenge.
The cleric lauded the governor for his achievements in the state, saying, “Your Excellency’s administration has made landmark achievements in all sectors of our economy.”
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Chamberlain Peterside, has said he was not afraid of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over an alleged missing $10m.
Peterside, who spoke in a radio interview in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, was reacting to the controversy surrounding the Bombardier jet purchased by the state government.
The commissioner insisted that no money was missing in the state government account, adding that the state runs a tight and robust system.