30 August 2017
The Senator-elect representing Rivers East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Andrew Uchendu has described the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike as the worst in the history of the state.
He said this while speaking to journalists on Tuesday shortly after receiving the certificate of return from May Agbamuche-Mbu, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Commissioner in charge of the South-South.
Uchendu, who said that he had come to contribute his quota to the development of the state, noted that Wike was the least exposed, the least travelled and the least intelligent of all the governors that had ruled the state.
“I have come to contribute my only little quota. A series of administrations have come and they made their individual contributions but the worst in mind, by my own personal evaluation, is that of the present governor who lacks the capacity to come up with vision that will impact meaningfully on the life of the people of the state.
“He is always on the war path. I have promised and vowed that I will extend my hand of fellowship to him. Possibly with my age I might be in a better position to guide him, it cannot be war, war, war and war all the time. Look at (Governor Akinwunmi) Ambode of Lagos State, he has programmes for the young, the orphans, the elderly and the entire citizenry.
“Wike knows that it was my responsibility as the Chairman of Rotimi Amaechi Political Think Tank to tutor him for 12 good years. He was only a local government chairman. That platform raised him to be chief of staff, to be made a minister and I remain the Chairman of that think tank.
“If he says I am nobody, then really he is the worst governor that Rivers State has ever had. He is the least exposed, he is the least travelled, he is intellectually incapacitated, and haven’t got the requisite leadership capacity.”
However, Uchendu said that he was willing to make peace with Wike in the interest of the people of the state and would indeed pay him a courtesy visit to inform him of his readiness to work with him.
He also promised to broker peace between Wike and Amaechi if the governor would agree to reconciliation.
Uchendu also dismissed the governor’s claim that the APC connived with the INEC and the police to rig the election.