- Governor Nyesom Wike has said that his predecessor is envious of his achievements
- Wike said his performance has been impressive to the Rivers people
- The governor has promised to continue to deliver for the people the dividends of democracy
Following the continued heated argument between him and Rotimi Amaechi, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, has said that the successes he has recorded are a thing of concern to his predecessor.
Wike said Aamechi is angry with him because of his nickname “Mr. Project.”
The remark was made while Wike was reacting to statements by Amaechi, who criticized the title “Mr. Project” ascribed to him.
Speaking in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Monday, June 19, the governor described Amaechi’s alleged criticism on projects and programmes across the state as unfortunate, saying, “It is unfortunate that someone who was celebrating his 52nd birthday would tell Rivers people what is not correct.”
He pointed out that it was wrong for Amaechi to compare his eight years as governor to the two years he has spent so far.
The governor also charged Amaechi to allow those aspiring to be governors in the state to express themselves because he, Amaechi, could not be governor again.
Wike recently accused his predecessor Rotimi Amaechi of stealing the state blind.
The governor said he inherited a N37.9 billion debt from the past governor.
Speaking after Amaechi criticized the present administration in the state, Wike said his predecessor only returned to Port Harcourt to launder his image.
He also said Amaechi move is in line with the All Progressive Congress (APC) to revive the party's collapsed structure.
NAIJ.com had reported that the former governor in a live radio interview in the state had said Wike was running the state amok.
However in response to Amaechi's criticism, Wike said: “We inherited N14.7 billion as salaries and pensions from the Amaechi administration, which we cleared; N23.2 billion bank loan was also inherited and cleared by us.
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“Another agriculture loan obtained by that administration was cleared by my administration.
When I was chief of staff to Amaechi, all council chairmen and commissioners were paying N3 million and N2 million, respectively, to Amaechi’s wife monthly," Wike said.
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