By Ehi Ekhator, Sri Lanka
The Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi has accused the Federal Government for the increasing insecurities in he Rivers State.
He also extended the blame to the police who he said are shooting innocent citizens rather than chasing criminals from the state.
Amaechi attributed his success to God. He added that God not man appointed him as the governor of Rivers State because he prayed and fasted for 10 months before his election as the governor.
The made this assertion at Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Port Harcourt on Wednesday. He blamed the police for their bias manner in handling the problem of insecurities in State
His word: “As a government led by me, a government installed by Christ, if anybody tells you he installed me, tell him it is a lie. Tell him that I said I prayed for 10 months and I fasted from 6am to 6pm, calling on Christ to come down and Christ came down mightily and installed me as governor.
Amaechi told the people to stop listening to those who claimed to have installed him as the governor as his position came from God.
“That is why you can see that in the face of human effontery, I have been able to stand face to face with them and I say I have Christ in me.
“You must rise in that same spirit of having Christ in you and confront those who are confronting you. You must stand up for Christ because the Bible says ‘faith without work is dead.’
“We must not die. We must live and the way to live is to celebrate Christ and the way to celebrate Christ is to confront Satan and Satan is in different forms and shapes.
“If the police shoot at you, they are satanic. If government denies you your right to live, that government is satanic,” Amaechi added.
“All these you may want to attribute to political disagreement in Rivers State; but it is not true. It is simply because of those who lead us in Abuja; because the police is an establishment of the Federal Government and they have refused to curb the excesses of the police.
“Instead of the police to chase away criminals, they are shooting at innocent citizens. Don’t stop at praying. We knew we prayed, but as you pray, you must rise on your feet and confront the challenges of insecurity.”