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My Difference With Amaechi, Not Personal, Rivers State Must Progress – Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that even though he had political differences with his predecessor and Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, such disagreement should not lead to the destruction of the state.

Wike, who was responding to a question yesterday during his engagement with editors at the 12 All Nigeria Editor`s Conference holding in Port Harcourt, insisted he had no personal disagreement with his former boss.

He however said that he and the Minister of Transportation differed politically because they belonged to different parties.

“There is nothing personal. We differ politically because we belong to different political parties. We want peace in the state and it is my desire to ensure that the state is peaceful. My disagreement with Amaechi should not destroy Rivers State”, he said.

He said it was his desire to ensure that the state remained peaceful that led to his attendance at the peace talk brokered by the Inspector General of Police

Wike also said that former President Goodluck Jonathan did something special to ensure peace in the country by conceding defeat during the 2015 general election.

“Jonathan should be commended for this single act. People should emulate this move to ensure peace in the country,” the governor said.

According to Wike, Amaechi was his boss as governor and they had good times serving the state.

“We should make sacrifices for peace. The state must move on. We only differ politically and that should not be to the level that will destroy the state,” he said.

Wike also stressed the need for peace and unity in the country saying that Nigerians should not compromise that stand.

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