Former Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Tele Ikuru has said that ex-governor, Rotimi Amaechi is powerless to stop the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from winning the March 19, 2016 State and National Assembly rerun elections in the state.
Ikuru also urged PDP supporters in the state to resist any form of intimidation from security operatives, according to Daily Post.
“He (Amaechi) is only barking. I know him very well. When he was governor, he bragged that he has the Police in his right pocket, that he has the army in his left pocket, that he has the Airforce and the Navy in his back pockets and he still lost the last election woefully,” Ikuru said.
“Let him come with his Army, the police and all the security he has, they cannot do anything. Is it now that we have thrown him out as Governor he wants to win election? It is an empty threat. He is powerless,” he added.
Ikuru served as Amaechi’s deputy from 2007 until March 22, 2015 when he defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress (APC) just six days to the general elections.
In explanation of the move, which Amaechi described as shocking, Ikuru said that the Rivers man in him had rejected the APC.