Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to approve what he described as the “psychiatric evaluation” of the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
According to Wike, Amaechi should be checked for suggesting that he (Wike) negotiated with Buhari, to allow him to win a second term in exchange for the President’s victory.
Addressing non-indigenes of Rivers State at a campaign rally in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Governor Wike said that Amaechi’s “poor psychiatric” condition, was responsible for what he described as his inability to grasp basic political issues.
He said, “If I am their problem, why should I be negotiating with the President?
“It is utter rubbish. It is totally untrue. The President should help us bring a psychiatrist to review the situation of the Minister of Transportation.
“I plead with Mr President to do us this favour because our son is gone. We want to bring him back”.
Wike also expressed disappointment, that Buhari watched Amaechi threaten violence on the people of the state “without taking action”.
“I was so disappointed that Mr President was seated and the Director General of his campaign was threatening violence, singing war songs. Today they signed a peace accord. What will be the meaning of the Peace Accord when Mr President sat down and listened to his Director General threaten deaths and violence?
“I have no problems with Amaechi’s threat of violence, but can he bring his son to lead the war? I challenge Amaechi, he has a grown-up son, who should lead the violence. His son can lead the war and then we will know that Amaechi is serious,” Wike added.