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Killing of 21: Gov. Wike encouraging militant groups – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has blamed the Governor of Rivers State for the killing of 21 persons in Omoku area of Rivers State.
Amaechi, a former Governor of the State, spoke with State House Correspondents on Tuesday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said: “I think the governor needs to get a bit more serious.
“He should stop encouraging the militant groups in the name of politics and election.
“You heard about 21 only in Omoku.
“What about in Akutoru, where two persons were killed?
“What about other local government areas?
“I think there should be much more than age to qualify to be a governor because it takes much more than age.
“I was governor of Rivers State, I did not play Peoples Democratic Party, All Progressives Congress politics.
“Life is life.
“It has no symbol.
“Nobody has APC life or PDP life.
“The first responsibility of a governor, which is what the oath of office requires, is that you swear to protect lives and property.
“When you don’t protect life and property, what do you do?
“It is impeachment.
“Unfortunately, there is no House of Assembly in Rivers State.”
The minister, who stated that he had earlier sworn not to be talking about Rivers State anymore, added: “But you don’t keep quiet in the face of 21 lives.
“You can’t just keep quiet.
“I have said it that nobody should criticise my successor, let him do his bit.
“But a successor that watches the lives of people go like that and does not care?
“God will bless him.”