Fani-Kayode Decries Assassination Attempt On Wike

How Wike Amaechi turned traffic altercation to power play for control of Rivers

Nigeria: Fani-Kayode Decries Assassination Attempt On Wike

Meanwhile, Governor Wike, has declared that the (APC)-led federal government is using the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to cause crisis in Rivers State through contrived judgments and pronouncements.

"Also part of the attack, was the Commander of Rivers SARS, Mr Akin Fakorede who received the Minister of Transportation at the Port Harcourt L Airport and accompanied on his trip".

The Minister had arrived Port Harcourt this afternoon."Accompanied by cars of many of his supporters, the Minister's black jeep was intercepted and blocked at the junction by the security motorcycle outrider attached to Wike after two cars had passed through".

A statement by the governor's media aide, Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, said the ugly incident happened at Nwanja junction, Trans Amadi road when the governor was inspecting ongoing road construction job in the area.

Police Chief Ibrahim Idris has ordered a probe into the Saturday clash between security detail of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and those of Minister of Transportation Chibuile Amaechi in Port Harcourt.

"The incident occurred in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, along Trans-Amadi road, Nwaja axis".

The statement said the governor's out rider was allegedly hit by the convoy and the Policemen in the Pilot auto attacked.

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However, the PDP in a statement on Sunday signed by Chinwe Nnorom on behalf of the Party's National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, said that the alleged harassment and attempt on the life of governor Wike was an open invitation to anarchy and another plan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ignite crisis against Rivers state.

It reiterated that Wike's main desire was to truncate Nigeria's hard-earned democracy, after the failed plot by the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to win the 2015 presidential election, stressing that the Rivers governor's disdain for President Muhammadu Buhari, APC and Amaechi was legendary.

"The Minister of Transportation had over 50 SARS Personnel, Soldiers and Mobile Policemen in his motorcade".

Amaechi in the statement published by the Vanguard stressed that Wike must go to court to prove his claims that the money found in the Ikoyi apartment was stolen by the transport minister or tender a public apology. Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday, took their battle for supremacy to the street of Port Harcourt, the state capital. All through this attack, Amaechi remained calm, inside the fortified Jeep. Suddenly, gun-toting security men attached to Wike's convoy surrounded the Minister's auto, threatening to shoot him. The auto was vandalized with a broken side mirror", the statement said."The statement went on: "The incident occurred in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, along Trans-Amadi road, Nwaja axis. Suddenly, gun-toting security men attached to Wike's convoy, surrounded the minister's auto, threatening to shoot him". "While the attack occurred, Wike remained inside his vehicle". "The Policeman's riffle was also taken from him".

Their security convoys and details did not miss the chance to create havoc in efforts to please their principals, while drawing their guns, leading to allegations from both camps that it was a plot to assassinate the governor, and Amaechi, who is the current minister of Transport.

According to the statement, the Minister narrowly escaped being shot by security men attached to Wike.

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