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Watch Wike’s Broadcast on Tribunal Ruling | Amaechi accuses Rivers Gov. of diverting N45bn loan

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike reached out to his people via a televised statement broadcast on state TV. The Governor reiterated his commitment to the state as well as his view that the elections which he won were free, fair and credible.

The Governor explained that the basis for the annulment of the election by the tribunal was based on the INEC card readers which allegedly malfunctioned.

He explained that “it is common knowledge that INEC card readers malfunctioned all over the country” and when that happened, the approved process was followed.
He calls the tribunal’s ruling illogical.

Wike’s nemesis, former Rivers State Governor and present Ministerial nominee, Rotimi Amaechi arrived in Port Harcourt during the weekend. On Sunday, Amaechi accused the present Governor of diverting a N45billion loan. His statement was made at a special thanksgiving service organised to mark the October 25 ruling of the Supreme Court, which brought him into power as governor in 2007.

Amaechi PJ Landing in PH

Amaechi arriving in Port Harcourt

Amaechi PJ Landing in PH 1

Amaechi PJ Landing in PH 2
Punch reports that he said, “I borrowed N300bn and I paid N245bn back and I left about N15bn. But now, they are not borrowing to pay contractors. Rather they are borrowing for themselves.

“Borrow to pay contractors not for your purse. They have borrowed N45bn and nobody is seeing it. If you put N45bn in the state economy, the state will be bouncing. They will employ more workers, pay them and you will see things working.”

In response to Amaechi’s statement, the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the State Governor, Opunabo Inko-Tariah, described the allegation by Amaechi as malicious and spurious.

“On the malicious and spurious allegation by Rotimi Amaechi that Gov. Wike borrowed N45bn to line his pocket, it is laughable. Amaechi himself in one of his speeches said Governor Wike would inherit an empty treasury which was fleeced dry by him.

Therefore, if Governor Wike, who inherited an empty treasury, could achieve the level of infrastructural development we are witnessing today and can also clear the unjustifiable liabilities he inherited from Amaechi as evidenced in his speech,where then did he get the money from to do all that that have put smiles on the faces of Rivers people who were despondent and frustrated under Amaechi if not with the loans he collected with the imprimatur of the House of Assembly?

This obviates the need for any further evidence that the loans collected were judiciously applied and in tandem with the reasons for which they were collected. The allegation has no ounce of truth in it. Rivers people are quite intelligent to be deluded by such cheap lies.”

The drama continues…

9 Comments

  1. kk

    October 26, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Amechi the rogue…can’t believe that guy is a minister!!!!!

    • Momo

      October 26, 2015 at 9:28 am

      He is, get over it.

  2. Edu

    October 26, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    just like Ice cube and eazy e “fuck the politicians”

  3. DD

    October 26, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    I don tire for this Wike/Amaechi drama. The whole thing seems so silly when there is real work to be done for the people of Rivers State and the entire country.

  4. oghenekevwe

    October 26, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    The trouble amaechi brings today, he shall drink tomorrow, go and bring your children from abroad to come and fight this time, nobody be ur mumu 4 ph, carry ur wahala go…

  5. oghenekevwe

    October 28, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Amaechi is too proud, and doing as if he’s the president of the country. What is the meaning of that?

  6. oghenekevwe

    October 28, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Amaechi is too proud, he’s doing as if he’s the president of the country, what is the meaning of that?

  7. sylvia

    October 28, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Amaechi is too proud, he’s doing as if he’s the president of the country, what is the meaning of that?

  8. augustine orlando

    March 13, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    who ever the lord has set free he is free indeed, please people of Rivers state let try and appreciate what we have, i mean it is not easy because of Ex, governor chibuke ameachi has trimendously done very well for the people of Rivers State in area of education, infratructure,road,health,shcolarship,school, road and exeter. Please less make peace and not war. Best regard my people of Rivers State

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