“He is the symbol of courage and strength,he strives to protect others,but suffers rejection and abandonment when he is being attacked”oby ndukwe
In 2014,Amaechi broke rank’s with his South south south East governors and decline to form alliance for the re_election of former president goodluck Jonathan.
Few people knew what motivated his actions, Amaechi was at that time Rivers state Governor,while goodluck Jonathan held sway as president and Commander in_ chief.
Amaechi suffered series of onslaught under the direct supervision of goodluck Jonathan.his sin’s was was that he stood and won election as Chairman of Nigerian governors forum, and his speaking against the ceding of soku oil wells from Rivers to bayelsa state.
Amaechi fighting for his right, party structures was removed from him,and a police commissioner in the person of Joseph mbu was redeployed to Rivers state to lead the attack, he publicly said and I quote”I am the leopard that tamed the lion”.
So many attacks was lunched on Amaechi from the presidency, yet this lion in human form, stood his ground,he undermined the governor’s of the two sister region and fought for the formation of Apc and also insured that MOHAMADU BUHARI became the president of Nigeria after so many attempts.i commend governor ROCHAS OKOROCHA and ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE of IMO and Edo respectively,as it were than,for their foresight.
In retrospect,this living legend served notice of what kind of politics he wished to play,and what kind of person he is.Amaechi took inordinate risk imbuing them with life.
Amaechi was not afraid to walk alone,nor be pilloried fairly or maliciously.he seem to take pleasure in risking everything he had for sake of causes.
He recognizes he was not always right,but he seems at peace with himself,even when he was wrong.He have built a political career on curious amalgam,that have made him one of the loved and cherished,but more accurately paradoxically undefinable person in politics today.
Many years back this legend beginning from when he ran election in his state constituency and became speaker,he defined his place as a huge risk taker in politics.
After many years of politicking, envisioning and practicalising.He has worked himself into center of Nigeria politics.Between 2013 and 2015 it was clear the presidency meddled in the affairs of Rivers state,yet AMAECHI was not intimidated.
In conclusion AMAECHI have yet again won my admiration, respect and unalloyed loyalty,by exhibiting the spirit of sportsmanship by extending a laudable gesture to former president goodluck Jonathan, announcing that WARRI/ITAKPE Rail line waiting for commissioning by President MOHAMADU BUHARI, due to covid 19, will be named in honor of goodluck Jonathan.
I respectfully call on Chief E N WIKE as a matter of fact replicate same gesture to the immediate pass governor of Rivers state RT HON CHIBUIKE ROTIMI AMAECHI by naming one of those flyovers in Rivers state under construction in honor of AMAECHI.
Let’s try to stay safe to avoid contacting covid 19.
long live Amaechi
long live Rivers state
long live federal republic of Nigeria.