Wike Alleges Soldiers & SARS Officials attached to Amaechi tried to Assassinate Him

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Shortly after his emergence as governor, Wike set up a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate the state's finances under Amaechi's watch.

Fani-kayode on hos Twitter handle said: using SARS thugs to attempt to murder Gov. Wike and knocking down his outrider with a auto will not help Rotimi Ameachi win Rivers state. The Minister's security personnel was said to be over 50 SARS, soldiers and mobile policemen.

Also, the APC RIvers State chapter in a statement by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, SSA Media and Public Affairs Consultant to the APC Rivers State Chairman, Dr Ibiamu Davies Ikanya further alleged that after the failed attempt to kill the Minister, his escort Team was physically assaulted by the CSO Government House, SP Promise Wosu and Governor Wike along Trans Amadi road, Port Harcourt with the FSARS operatives on the Minister's convoy dislodged and forcefully disposed of one of their AK 47 Rifles.

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said that on Saturday, he escaped an attempt to take his life.

Both men gave conflicting accounts of the incident which occurred at Trans Amadi Road, by Nwanja Junction.

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The SARs personnel and soldiers in the minister's convoy hit down the governor's escort rider and attacked the policemen in the pilot vehicle. Akin Fakorede and allegedly supervised by Amaechi's ADC, Mr. Debewari.

However, the PDP in a statement on Sunday signed by Chinwe Nnorom on behalf of the Party's National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, said that the alleged harassment and attempt on the life of governor Wike was an open invitation to anarchy and another plan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ignite crisis against Rivers state.

The clash had seen a security detail of Wike pointing a gun at Amaechi, with some of the security men, including a senior police officer, injured.

IT was a horrifying scene yesterday afternoon in Port Harcourt, as policemen attached to Governor Nyesom Wike and that of the Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, clashed.

One of the two cars had security men assigned to protect the minister in Port Harcourt.

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An associate of Amaechi, Prince Tonye Princewill, who was with the minister in his bullet-proof vehicle, claimed it was an attack aimed at assassinating the minister. Suddenly, gun-toting security men attached to Wike's convoy surrounded the Minister's vehicle, threatening to shoot him. "Suddenly, gun-toting security men attached to Wike's convoy, surrounded the minister's vehicle, threatening to shoot him".

It also said that if anything happens to the governor or his immediate family and aides, the APC and Amaechi should be held responsible.

The Amaechi media office added that Wike came out of his auto, and with his security team went from one vehicle to another of Amaechi's supporters charging at them, harassing and abusing them.

The Ikwerre Youth Movement (IYM) International from the four Rivers Local Government Areas of Port Harcourt City, Obio/Akpor, Ikwerre and Emohua, described the attack as very unfortunate and least expected. The transportation minister hails from Ubima in Ikwerre LGA, while the Rivers governor is an indigene of Rumueprikom in Obio/Akpor council.

However, Mr. Amaechi denied the claims, saying that "gun-totting security men attached to Wike's convoy" surrounded Mr. Amaechi's vehicle, threatening to shoot him.

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