Former Rivers governor and minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday stated that any government that watches the killing of its people every day is not a responsible one.
He stated that his successor, Governor Nyesom Wike has failed in providing good governance for the people of the state, stating that under Wike’s watch, killings and massacre of the people happen everyday all over the state.
Amaechi, who is the leader of APC in Rivers state, spoke at a rally, where he received hundreds of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members into the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bera, headquarters of Gokana Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, “Every government has a responsibility to protect lives and property. The reason there is a government is because the people are alive. If a person dies there will be no government.
“Any government that watches its people killed every day is an irresponsible government. Governor Wike watches his people killed every day. I met a woman yesterday whose husband was killed in front of her with her son watching. It could have been any of you. I can assure you today that this government of Wike has failed.
“When I was your governor, you slept and I kept awake. As governor, I chased away criminals to their holes.
I know that the reason they are into crime was because they had no money for them. I knew that for you to stop a man from crime you need to provide an alternative means of livelihood. And to do that, I started building infrastructures.
“I built schools, hospitals and health centres. A lot of people were employed in each of the schools and health facilities I built,” the minister said.