Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has fumed over the assertion of Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi that Wike was his employee.
Reacting to the statement in Port Harcourt, he said what the minister’s utterance wasn’t good. He claimed that God used him to make his predecessor a governor in 2007, adding that, Amaechi once admitted that after God, he was next to him.
He said the minister once stated in a church that he came next in his life after God and told him to freely choose any position in his government having played a key role in the Amaechi’s emergence as governor, but he preferred Chief of Staff to being a Commissioner.
He said, “I was not close to Amaechi. We were just in the same party and in politics everybody has an ambition. He has his own. I don’t regret that as of that time; we preferred him to be governor. We fought it and God crowned our efforts and he became a governor.
“He is in APC and I am in PDP. So don’t expect me to support what he is doing in APC. He said I was his employee. What he said was not good. God used me to make him the governor. I will give you a tape where Amaechi spoke in church saying after God, I came next. But when he spoke the other day, he said I was his employee. No problem, but an employee that dealt with him here (Rivers State).”