Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the attack on Sunday as a “plot to assassinate Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi the erstwhile Governor of Rivers State and current Minister of Transportation by Governor Nyesom Wike and his agents.
The party in a statement condemned the move “as heinous, evil, despicable and madness taken too far.
Rivers APC said Amaechi who was on official tour to Rivers State was on 11th November, 2017 attacked to be assassinated on the orders of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
The statement by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze the SSA Media and Public Affairs Consultant to the APC Rivers State Chairman, Dr Ibiamu Davies Ikanya said “Report made available to us by Prince Tonye Princewill an associate to Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi who happens to be in the same car with the Minister indicates that Governor Wike’s Dispatch Rider pulled a pistol to assassinate Rotimi Amaechi but missed his target after which Amaechi’s ADC, Debiwari intervened to save the Minister from further assassination attempt.
The statement quoted Prince Tonye Princewill, as having said “I am at a loss if this was not an assassination attempt on the Minister, somebody should explain to me in a clearer sentence why did the Wike’s despatch rider fail to stop the two security vehicles of the Minister which had already crossed but decided for whatever reasons to block the vehicle in which the Minister was driving?
Tonye Princewill went further to ask, why did an attempt by Amaechi who was behind the steering to navigate his vehicle out of danger was accosted by two security men from the Governor’s convoy who had pulled out their pistol and gun to shoot him.
“Why did these men of darkness after realising that the vehicle that the Minister was driving was a Bullet Proof resort to hitting the jeep with the butt of their guns and in the process broke the right driving mirror and attempted to break Amaechi’s windscreen and after which he pulled his pistol to kill Amaechi?
Eze further stated that after the failed attempt to kill the Minister, his escort Team was physically assaulted by the CSO Government House SP Promise Wosu and Governor Wike along Trans Amadi road, Port Harcourt with the FSARS operatives on the Minister’s convoy dislodged and forcefully disposed off of one of their AK 47 Rifles.