While 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.
The Governor pleaded with President Buhari to approve a “psychiatric evaluation” of Amaechi for suggesting that he (Wike) negotiated with the president to allow him to emerge as second-term governor in exchange for the President’s victory in the state.
On Tuesday, while Amaechi was addressing his party supporters at President Buhari’s campaign rally in Rivers State, he accused the Governor Wike of trying to negotiate with the APC to allow him to run for a second term.
The transport minister also alleged that the governor was afraid of his chances of winning the elections and therefore, he vowed to battle him to the last. Amaechi said:
“You have a governor who is busy lobbying us, negotiating with us (let us give you presidency, you will give me governor). He is afraid, is he not? We will battle him to the last.”
In reaction, Governor Wike dismissed the claims, describing them as utter rubbish. 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 Amaechi is gone. We want to bring him back”.