Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi believes there is need for the Rivers State to rotate powers in order to enjoy the true dividends of democracy.
The former Governor of Rivers State states this in Port Harcourt while addressing some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that cross-carpet to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I have been crucified, misunderstood, accused of being disrespectful and blunt because of my position on rotation in Rivers but I sincerely stand on it; power must rotate in this state.
“I am an Ikwerre man, we held power for eight years and by default another Ikwerre man is in the government house.
“It is important that in a multi-ethnic and plural state like Rivers, power must be seen to rotate to maintain equity and fairness; this is why people want to crucify me,” he said.
Ameachi, who also use the platform to praise the good work being done by the present Governor, Nysom Wike, insisted that the people of the state should continue to support his administration.
“Nobody is an island of knowledge; we must make him to learn from good Nigerians, emulate other people and bring the dividends of democracy to the state.
“We want a state where the federal allocations are properly utilised to the benefit of the people,’’ he added.
By Ehis Austine