Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said there is a need for political leaders in Rivers State to embrace peace and asked God and the people of the state for forgiveness for things left undone and for the pain and anguish the people have “brazenly suffered.”

In his Easter message to the people of the State and Nigeria at large, the former governor said: “himself and other leaders in the state should plead for God’s forgiveness for all the anguish brought upon the people of the state”.

He said that is why the state known as the Treasure Based of the Nation, is now almost and always in the news for the wrong reasons.

He stated this on Sunday in his Easter message to Nigerians and Rivers people. Amaechi stated this last Sunday while urging the Rivers people and other Nigerians to have “hope and a renewed commitment to wait till the resurrection morning.

Governor Wike of Rivers State

“No doubt, our state has endured a tortuous political season, which saw political parties jostle and cajole Rivers people to make choices. “Our state, which was known and respected as the Treasure Base of the Nation, is now almost always in the news for the wrong reasons. This is not the Rivers State of our dreams.

“We must find our way back to the path of a glorious future. I am one of you, therefore, as your father, son, and brother, I beseech you to be of good courage and join hands to build and restore the glory of our state.

“For us as Rivers people, this is a moment for sober reflection and forgiveness.
“I will not hesitate to implore that we all ask God for forgiveness and mercy for all the things done or left undone and from the citizens for the pain and anguish that they have brazenly suffered, which most times are unreported.