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As the verbal political war in Rivers State rages, the supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, has challenged Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi to contest for the Rivers East Senatorial election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general election to test his perceived popularity in the state.
Wike, who spoke at the weekend, at the Obiri-Ehie, Apara Kingdom Secretariat Complex in Eligbam, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area while addressing traditional rulers, elders, men and women of Ikwerre ethnic nationality, said Amaechi would be thoroughly defeated to show that he was not popular even in his Ikwerre homestead.
He said he would forgive Amaechi of whatever wrong he might have committed if he takes up the challenge to contest for the senatorial seat in the district made up of four Ikwerre speaking areas: Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor, Ikwerre and Emohua local government areas, as well as Etche, Omuma, Okrika and Ogu/Bolo areas.
He said the only reason Amaechi defected to the APC was because he lost control of the PDP structure in the state.