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Ex Rivers Gov. Amaechi Denies Emptying State Treasury | Says He Left Billions for Wike

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Former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi says is refuting allegations that he emptied the state treasury before leaving office. He insists that he left billions for current governor, Nyesom Wike.

A statement released by the former governor’s media office states:

A total of N7.5 billion cash were left behind as balances in the State Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) account with Skye Bank, FAAC account with Zenith Bank, balances with Access Bank and funds in the State reserve fund account in First Bank.

This is besides other balances in the state Government House account with Zenith Bank and other government MDA accounts, like the Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP). By the time you pull all these together, we are looking at readily available cash in the region of eight to ten billion naira left for the Wike administration.

It’s also pertinent to point out here that former governor Amaechi also left economic assets worth tens of billions of naira for the state. Just like cash, the assets store value. These assets that are scattered in diverse sectors of the economy were developed or built or procured with revenue that accrued to the state during Amaechi’s tenure. The assets belong to Rivers State, not Amaechi. Some of these assets are presently yielding revenue to the state coffers, and many can be easily and readily converted to cash, if the State so desires.

It is therefore disingenuous and fraudulent for Wike to claim that Amaechi left an empty treasury in his bid to justify the N30 billion loans he collected under 30 days in office. Rather than this puerile and silly distraction of always pointing accusing fingers at Amaechi, Wike should come out to explain to Rivers people what he took the loans for, account for and justify every kobo that has been spent from the loans.

15 Comments

  1. Naijababeii

    August 21, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Chai Rotimi remember dat thanksgiving service testimony about leaving rivers empty and wonder how wike will govern the state, FEAR GOD NAH we humans are deceptive, daris GODoooooooooooooo

  2. Oloye

    August 21, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Great news! If that is the case and your hands are as clean as that of Fashola (yinmu), why are you asking the court to stop the probe of your administration by your successor?

    All these Buhari’s JV partners self…..sh**t always smelling..!

    • warizdiz

      August 21, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      @Oloye, you cracked me up. Buhari and his “JV partners” This APC Messiah shaa. Look at the people who bankrolled his campaign. All of them thieves. Yet, he claims to be squeaky clean. Show me your friends……..

      For me, it is not about a change of Govt’ but l just do not like Buhari. His history is dodgy. He lacks any moral compass to do the right thing starting from all his appointments so far. His body language is deceptive and the lack of strategic vision to lead the Nigeria of 2015 is so glaring inspite of the heavy propaganda.

      My views, my opinion. You don’t like it? Go hug a transformer. Electricity is somewhat stable. It is raining season.

  3. Inebiri Preyekila

    August 21, 2015 at 8:47 am

    If d ex Rivers Gov. Anarcho sayings are all lies let d present gov. Woke come out and detail is loan to d State.

  4. proudlyikwerregirl

    August 21, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Ameachi should borrow some sense from GEJ, he doesn’t come to refute allegations laid on him by the present administration. If Rivers State had over N7.5b, why didn’t Ameachi pay Civil Servants or complete the projects he started. He claims he didn’t steal from Rivers State yet he ran to court to stop Wike from probing him. Ameachi return all our MONIES that you stole or you face the music.

  5. Mystique

    August 21, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Is wah!!!!!

  6. jasmine

    August 21, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Amaechi is lying please. You left such amount and you r owing civil servants? Then ur so called projects, why didn’t he complete them? He should plz just keep quiet. He doesn’t like money so he should not be scared nor worried about Wike probing him

  7. kk

    August 21, 2015 at 9:43 am

    EXACTLY MY THOUGHTS @proudlyikwerregirl. Why was he owing civil servants Salary if there was that much money in the treasury???????

  8. jhno

    August 21, 2015 at 10:22 am

    ohhhh puleeezzz !!! amaechi is lying ! amaechi is lying ! so wike is telling the truth ba ? amaechi has laid the facts on ground let wike come and prove to us that he met an empty treasury.all the loans wike has collecte dso far what has he done with it ? lets face facts you all can hate amaechi,degrade him call him all sorts, but one thing is CLEAR, he stood for the truth and told the damning truth to goodluck jonathan.Don’t forget Ameachi made wike who he is,they know each other very well,so every1 should just stay out of their battles,because when they settle you all won’t be there oo….that’s politics for you

    • oooooo

      August 21, 2015 at 10:42 am

      @ jhno and your point is????

    • or

      August 21, 2015 at 10:48 am

      Jino is this the blind support you have been given to buhari?
      What a pity that APC and it’s followers cowards!
      APC accused Ngozi Iweala you beleived!
      APC accused Jonathan you beleived!
      APC accused Olise Metuh you Beleived!
      APC accused all past PDP governor you beleived and now the accusation on APC governor you deny??????

      Listen to your self!!!! Take a mirror and look at physical hypocrisy!!!!!! Shame on you!!!!!

    • proudlyikwerregirl

      August 21, 2015 at 10:59 am

      For you to say Ameachi made Wike, then you don’t know anything about them. It was Wike that fought for Ameachi when Omehia was the governor. For you to ask what Wike is doing with the money he borrowed (which I don’t really support) shows that you don’t stay in PH, Wike paid the salaries of civil servants few days after he was sworn in, almost all the roads in PH are being worked on. So don’t sit behind your computer and type bulshit.

      PS – Why didn’t Ameachi pay Civil Servants if he had that kind of money and why did he run to court? Abeg park well

    • peyton

      August 21, 2015 at 11:13 am

      Ameachi is not lying however these are the facts
      1. Ameachi was owing workers salaries
      2. Ameachi owed Students on scholarship their allowances it was reported here as well.
      3. Ameachi has gone to court to challenge Wike from probing him. If there was no money in the treasury why did he not pay them?
      4. The loans Wike took were as a result of the empty treasury Wike met. I am not from Rivers But I have heard Wike has started construction work on some roads. If Ameachi is innocent of all the allegations against him he would not file an action to prevent his administration from being probed.

  9. PH Boy

    August 21, 2015 at 11:49 am

    This man is a bonafide crook and it beats me to think that he is in Buhari’s ‘change’ entourage. He was part of the Odili administration that plundered PH to the bone and he came back as governor to ensure the ruins. My beloved Port Harcourt is now a shadow of its itself thanks to Odili and Amaechi carting away the whole cookie jar. Awon Ole jati jati!!!

  10. KENNY

    August 21, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    OF COURSE, WE KNOW YOU ONLY KEPT THE TREASURY IN A SAFER PLACE – YOUR OWN ACCOUNT.

    THIS SUCCESSOR YOU TALK ABOUT, HE HAS NO NAME? SINCE HE/SHE HAS NO NAME, WE WILL ASSUME YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN CHILDREN; OR THE NAME IS SACRED, PERHAPS BENEATH YOU.

    BUHARI, I IMPLORE YOU TO START YOUR PROBE WITH AMAECHI. HE HAS TO BE INVESTIGATED.

    OYA CONTINUU!

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