It culminated into a fiasco, on Thursday, when the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi and Senator Magnus Abe, accompanied the Ag President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to commission several completed projects in Rivers State.
It would seem that an innocent visit will become something of a joke for the Governor of Rivers state, it is common knowledge that no love is lost between Governor Nyesome Wike the present governor of Rivers states and the past governor, Rotimi Amaechi.
Governor Nyesome Wike and a handful of traditional leaders were on ground to receive the acting president and his entourage, however Wike was somewhat ridiculed when his attempts to hijack the Ag President by sidelining Amaechi and Abe were rebuffed.
He made an attempt to steer the acting president towards his own pre-arranged transportation, to commission a project of his choosing. At Prof. Osinbajo insistence, he is forced to leave his aides, supporters and convoy, as he is made to board a helicopter waiting to convey the acting president, the senator and his ‘arch’ enemy Rotimi Amaechi, in a commissioning of the World Standard Fertilizer Project built by the INDORAMA Group, which obviously, isn’t his first choice of projects to be commissioned.
Amidst shouts of “the Lion” for Rotimi Amaechi, and “come down!’ ‘come down!!, thrown his way by staunch APC supporters, Nyesome Wike does the subdued walk of shame as he boards the waiting chopper.
Can these two bury the hatchet already!