The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has lambasted Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for saying the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will set Nigeria on fire if he doesn’t implement the demands of the South-South people.
South-South leaders including Wike had demanded the restructuring of the country in line with the principle of true federalism, saying it will guarantee peace, security, and stability in the country.
Wike and the leaders made the demand during a recent meeting with the presidential delegation led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari.
The governor subsequently said the President will set the country on fire by not implementing these demands.
But reacting last night, Amaechi, who was governor of Rivers State from 2007 to 2015, chided his successor for issuing the ‘threat’.
Amaechi said, “That is not something that should come out from the mouth of a governor. It shouldn’t come out from the mouth of a governor.”
According to the minister, the South-South people had the opportunity of restructuring the country under the government of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan but nothing was done.