The political terrain in Rivers state is taking a new shape ahead of 2019 Rivers state Governorship election and that of 2023.
The political gladiators who in 2013 worked assiduously to grab power in 2015 in Rivers state are now at war with each other.
Each of the camp are now planning differently on how to capture the BRICK HOUSE, Rivers state seat of political power come 2019 either for a 2nd term in office or change of Barton.
What happened between Governor Wike and his political brother Felix Obuah?
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his Peoples Democratic Party-PDP state Chairman Felix Obuah who he elevated to play multiple roles as Sole Administrator Rivers State Waste Management and Special Adviser to the Governor on waste Management at the same time chairman of PDP in Rivers state are currently at political war over their future ambitions in the Rivers state political space.
Ebony Herald reliably gathered that prior to 2014 Governor Wike and Brother Felix Obuah entered into gentleman’s Agreement at Abuja when Wike was still serving as a junior Minister of Education that he Felix Obuah should help him Wike to to grab the Governorship ticket of Rivers state at the December 8th PDP Governorship Primary election while he will as well watch his back after his service as Governor of Rivers state.
It was in compliance with this agreement that brought about Felix Obuah being appointed Sole Administrator of Rivers state Waste Management Agency-RIWAMA, and since then Felix Obuah has done a lot of political secret deals that had brought stability to the administration of Governor Wike in the past 3- years. However Felix Obuah is no longer finding it comfortable in view of the new political romance between governor Wike and distinguished Senator Magnus Ngei Abe who is currently supporting Governor Wike to complete 8-years in office as executive Governor of Rivers state with a promise to hand over to Abe in 2023.
This plan is against the political ambition and agreement between the Governor and Felix Obuah who is nursing the ambition of becoming Rivers state Governor in 2023.
At the Rivers state Waste Management Agency –RIWAMA juicy contracts worth Billions of Naira are awarded to political cronies of Governor Wike while some are brought on board by Felix Obuah. Each month multi-billions Naira are spent in payment of waste disposal contractors and to some consultants who Obuah regularly meets with in terms of instilling discipline, efficiency and control.
Governor Wike not happy with the happenings at RIWAMA. publiclly castigate RIWAMA’s inneficency.
With the crises building up gradually in the camp of the ruling party in the state, Political whatchers believe it may be a gain for Amaechi camp to gain back the control of Brick house.