Incoming Governor Of Rivers State, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike Takes A Swipe At Outgoing Governor Rotimi Amaechi Over What He Called Mindless Last Minute Looting Of The State
Rivers State Governor- Elect, Barr. Nyesom Wike has berated the outgoing governor, Rotimi Amaechi, for allegedly embarking on heartless looting of resources of the state as his administration winds down. Wike further lampooned the outgoing governor for scouting illegal court orders to stop his inauguration on May 29, saying the latest is the processes filed by the outgoing governor at the Federal High Court in Owerri on Monday.
Speaking in Port Harcourt yesterday, while granting a post-election audience to elders and chiefs of Elele Alimini community, Wike described the outgoing governor as suffering from the “poverty of the spirit”. According to him, it is unfortunate that a man who has been Speaker for eight years and governor for another eight years would condescend to the level of looting doors, televisions, chairs and other household facilities bought by the Peter Odili administration. The governor-elect noted that all efforts by the outgoing governor to frustrate his administration would not work as he is focused on delivering on his campaign promises.
He added that the PDP won all the general elections in Rivers State despite the fact that more attention was paid to the state because of the falsehood circulated by Amaechi. Wike’s media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu, in a statement made available to The UNION, quotes Wike as saying that “the April 11 Governorship election was supervised by three INEC National Commissioners and we won. If Amaechi likes let him bring the APC National Chairman to conduct an election in the state, PDP will win. “As far as God has given us this victory, we will sustain this victory and we shall make Rivers people happy. If he has collected all the money and he thinks Rivers State will suffer, that will not be possible. “Amaechi said I will never be governor, but God made a different statement. God’s statement prevailed.
He has done everything to frustrate my inauguration. Today, he was at the Federal High Court in Owerri to file paper to stop my inauguration. Since they have started to fail, I can tell you that they will continue to fail. My inauguration will hold on May 29”, he said. Earlier, Leader of Elele Alimini community, Mr. Emma Wonodi urged the governor-elect to deliver on the campaign promises he made to the people. Highpoint of the visit was the special prayers for Wike’s inauguration by the oldest chief from Elele Alimini community, Chief James Welekwe.