Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated hat he played an instrumental role in the emergence of the Minister of Transportation, Roimi Amaechi, as he governor of the state in 2007.
The governor said that Amaechi once told a church congregation that he (Wike) came after God at the time.
Wike, who spoke during an interview with BBC Pidgin in Port Harcourt, the state capital, revealed hat Amaechi wanted o make him a commissioner but he rejected it and took he chief of staff position.
Wike said, “I was not close to Amaechi. We were just in the same party and in politics everybody has an ambition. He has his own. I don’t regret that as of that time, we preferred him to be governor. We fought it and God crowned our efforts and he became a governor.
“He is in APC and I am in PDP. So don’t expect me to support what he is doing in APC. He said I was his employee. What he said was not good. God used me to make him the governor. I will give you a tape where Amaechi spoke in church saying after God, I came next. But when he spoke the other day, he said I was his employee. No problem, but an employee that dealt with him here (Rivers State).”