Rotimi Amaechi And Nyesom Wike Fights Each Other Over 2 Bell 412 Security Surveillance Helicopters


 Rotimi Amaechi, the Nigeria's Transport Minister has engaged Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state in a fight over two helicopters the Customs Service turned over to the Air Force at the weekend Nigerian Bulletin Report.


According to him, his government procured the choppers in order to curb the state of social vices and improve security.

Both Bell 412 choppers were funded in part by the Goodluck Jonathan administration but their deliverance was marred by Nyesom Wike, Amaechi said in a statement on Sunday.


“It was obvious why the President Goodluck Jonathan administration acted the way it did and Nyesom Wike, the present Governor of Rivers State was an integral part, a major player in the whole conspiracy to block and prevent Rivers State government from taking possession of the helicopters.

“Then, as a minister in President Jonathan’s cabinet, Wike inundated President Jonathan with fake stories of how then Governor Amaechi wanted to use the helicopters for Presidential campaigns against Jonathan, how Amaechi will use the helicopters to support President Jonathan’s opponents before and during the presidential elections and all sorts of concocted tales that created a false impression that the Amaechi government in Rivers State would use the helicopters against and to fight President Jonathan, and not to secure lives and property.

Wike replied:

“The immediate past Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, could not provide the people of Rivers State with good governance that was why he had to recourse to the purchase of Armoured Helicopters.

“Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has no need for Armoured helicopters because he has provided the good people of Rivers State with good governance and they are happy with him.

“In any case, Rivers State is not at war with any country, hence there is no need for armoured helicopters.

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