This is not the best of times for Rotimi Amaechi who during APC party’s campaign, took up the mic and before Rivers people and the entire world, said to Buhari:
“Your excellency, I am not returning to Abuja again until the elections.
Now the election is over.. and the loss is collosal.He score woefully low.
In 2015, Amaechi said Wike used federal might to defeat his candidate, Dakuku Peterside.
During the 2015 Rivers rerun, Buhari was already sworn in as president and Amaechi had federal might yet the PDP under Wike won a landslide in Rivers state.
In 2015, PDP in Rivers state won the presidency, the guber and the state and federal assemblies positions by landslide victories.
In 2019, Amaechi had more than federal
Might: the police, SARS and the Nigerian army were at the call of Amaechi yet Wike still defeated his anointed candidates .
Unforgiving spirit and authoritarian politics of division,sources insist is a major factor against Rotimi Amaechi
He had the option of Senator Magnus Abe, but you chose a newbie, Tonye Cole amidst rancour by other party stakeholders.
When his candidacy failed, he still left Hon Dumo Lulu Briggs who has been with the APC and defected peacefully to run as a candidate of the Accord party to choose Engr Biokpomabo Awara of the AAC, another newbie whose name not up to 1000 electorate outside his village know.
Wike won without making much noise nor brandishing guns at the electorates.
Even after it was clear that APC may not field any candidate, Wike did not relent. He toured round the 24 LGA’s of Rivers state.
He initiated the 1million march for Wike and other creative campaign strategies. While you were hoping on the Nigerian army, Wike was busy giving the poor women whose shops were gutted by fire at the PH Fruit market N400k each to restart their small businesses while immediately commencing the rebuilding of the market.
While Anarchy was going from radio station to radio station telling people how wicked Wike was, Wike was busy mending fences with Amaechi enemies and some of his old friends. He was carefully removing all of Amaechi political roots at the grassroot level and building new alliances with some of his aggrieved former loyalists.
While your were chanting war songs for an election, Wike was taking a stroll with Rivers people on the streets of Port Harcourt.
Indication so far may record Amaechi as a politician that never won a single election The announced results have clearly shown finally that Federal Might is not a political strategy.