* Rivers Elders and Leadership Forum invites both for dialogue
By Gladys Nweke
Many big weights have tried to reconcile both Nyesom Wike and Chibuike Amaechi to no avail. Now, the former Director General of the State Security Service, Chief Albert Horsfall, has picked up the gauntlet, can he do the seemingly impossible? At least, he has frowned at the endless crisis rocking the political class in Rivers State.
He also expressed dissatisfaction at how political thugs hijacked the electoral materials at the same time acting as capons in the state.
The former SSS boss made this known while briefing journalists in Port Harcourt. In his statement, he said that the genuine elders and leaders of the land have gone to sleep while the state burns.
Horsfall said this yesterday in Port Harcourt during another session of the Rivers Elders and Leaders Forum he convened to look into stalemated 2019 Rivers governorship election which the forum described as a shamble.
He said, “I am afraid if what we hear is true. Instead of running an election that reflects the people’s views, people are busy writing fake results in bedrooms and closets and therefore trying to foreclose the will of the ordinary Rivers voter.”
He also revealed as a fall out from the body’s penultimate meeting that the forum has invited both the Transport Minister Chibuike Amaechi and the Governor Nyesom Wike to a peace and reconciliation talk.
He said: “Simple things other states can do, and do well, in Rivers everything become complicated and confusing because of the wrangling, quarrelling between these two gentlemen and their followers.
”They are our sons and a son can never be bigger than his father. We are old men of this state and they are sons working for all of us. They must not be too big to answer our call and talk to us regarding their stewardship to the state”, he added.