The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has accused his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi and the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state of forming a new cult group christened “new Rivers cult group” with the aim of creating security crisis in Rivers.
He stated this on Monday during the commissioning of the Kpopie-Bodo Road in Gokana Local Government Area of the state as part of activities marking the second anniversary of his administration.
Wike called on security agencies to call the immediate past governor now Minister of Transportation to order, warning that the new cult group will be resisted by the law-abiding people of the state.
He revealed that Amaechi inaugurated the cult group at a private residence in Woji area of Port Harcourt, after which he distributed N500, 000 to each of the 23 local government areas.
The governor noted that the new cult group has two coordinators namely: Ojukaye Flag Amachree and Oji Ngofa who have been mobilised by the former governor.
He stated that his predecessor assured members of the new cult group that they will receive protection, adding that its members have been armed preparatory to the 2019 general elections.
According to Wike, “Let me alert Nigerians. I am only informing Nigerians and security agencies of the crime against Rivers State by the immediate past governor.
“We have successfully concluded the state amnesty programme for cultists in the state, but the former governor has set up another cult group.
“I am shouting for the security agencies to hear us. Let heaven hear us. Let nobody allow his son to be used.
“No amount of cult recruitment can intimidate us. I am calling on the security agencies to call the former governor to order.”
With regards to the project being inaugurated, the governor said his administration had fulfilled the promise it made to Gokana people, without giving excuses.
He regretted that the former Commissioner for Works under the Amaechi administration, Mr. Victor Giadom, who hails from Gokana Local Government Area allowed a project under his supervision to be abandoned.
Commissioning the completed Kpopie-Bodo Road in Gokana Local Government Area, the Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio endorsed Wike for a second term, saying the state needs his developmental prowess to be completely repositioned.
While describing Wike as the best performing governor in the country, he said: “From the pictures I have seen here, I wonder how you people lived before Wike became governor. Oh my people, you must have suffered. This road will help revive the economy of the area”.