For sometime now the duo of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and Transport Minister, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has maintained a respectable level or degree of peace.
They have minded their individual businesses so to say. They have subdued tension in the state by reducing their quarrels and open confrontations which got to a famous height shortly before the 2019 election when Wike sought re-election and got the full support of Rivers people.
But that graveyard silence or peace seems to have been broken as both men have literally picked up their loaded guns again...getting set for another round of war.
Recently, Amaechi was quoted as saying that, the insecurity challenges presently faced by Rivers State is due to the high rate of unemployment.
To Wike, that was a punch below the belt. It was a subtle way of suggesting that Wike's bad governance created the chaos in the state.
But trust Wike, he doesn't hesitate to respond to such attacks. He gave back in full dose to Amaechi in the reply to his comment. Wike said, Amaechi has indicted his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari with his statement because almost all the States controlled by the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) are facing same challenges of insecurity and theirs are even worse than that of Rivers State.
That response drew another battle-line between both men or renewed their rivalry as observers expect Amaechi to fire back in no distant time. But will he dare Wike again?
But this writer thinks, the country and particularly Rivers people do not need this unnecessary jabs or distractions now. Leaders at various levels should close ranks and come up a solution to the country's problems.
The trouble or challenges of insecurity is or are of national magnitude and concern. It is not peculiar to Rivers State or to a particular governor. It is overwhelming the presidency with all apparatus of the military deployed to tackle it.
The Federal Government has continued to vote huge sums to tackle insecurity since the Buhari administration came on board. Similarly, the problem of unemployment is of national scope and not peculiar to any state.
Nigerians call on their leaders to come up with solutions and not buck-passing or blame game. As a Minister, Amaechi is part of the Federal Government and should know what to do in solving the country's problems.