Amaechi was mocking me after I took over from him – Wike
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has recounted how his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, was mockng him while running to contest the 2015 governorship election in the state.
Wike rememo how Amaechi, now Minister of Transportation, bragged that he would not get money anywhere for him to pay salary and raise infrastructure.
Wike made the revelation while addressing newsmen after the inspection of the ongoing shore protection work at the sandfilled land at Eastern Bypass, Port Harcourt,
The governor said he has proved doubters wrong and the people have not been left disappointed, adding that it was a great thing to have taken back such land that was a hiding place for criminals.
The governor added that the last five years of his administration has stood out because of the help of God.
According to Wike, “Each day I wake up I get surprised about the things that we have achieved. In May 29, 2015 when I came in, the former governor said that there was no going to be money anywhere to pay salaries and not to talk about providing infrastructure. It is amazing, people wonder where we are getting money from.”