The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi of sponsoring an alleged smear media campaign against him over the issue of the alleged massacre of members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the State.
Governor Wike made the claim while speaking on Monday, during a live special interview on AIT on the fallout of the End SARS protest and the report of mass killings of IPOB members in Oyigbo.
The Governor claimed that Amaechi is disturbed by his rising political profile, hence the alleged smear media campaign.
Wike emphasized that he has no regrets for his proclamation against IPOB and their activities in Rivers State, adding that the “criminal” group has formed dangerous cells in Oyigbo by hoisting flags in certain communities.
According to him, “I know where all this is coming from. They think they can sponsor all sorts of rubbish against me. I know it is coming from the Minister of Transportation
Why will he (Amaechi) not do that? He thinks that I am rising politically, and he is doing everything to bring me down. Everybody knows that. It is not hidden. I cannot change my identity.
“I have a good relationship with the Igbos and if the Presidency is zoned to the South East I will support them very well but that is not for me to say that I am from that area. I am not from there.