Governor Nyesom Wike has claimed that his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi grew to become Governor of Rivers state via his assist.
Wike who served as Chief of Workers throughout Amaechi’s tenure, made the disclosure throughout an interview with BBC pidgin on Friday March 19.
The Rivers state Governor said within the interview that he wonders how somebody he made Governor will flip round to name him an worker.
“Amaechi and I had been in the identical occasion, and in politics, everyone has his personal ambition. He had his ambition to be governor, and on the time, I didn’t. So, we fought and supported him to be governor.
“Now he’s in APC, and also you don’t anticipate me as a PDP particular person to help what he does.
“I used to be the one God used to make Amaechi governor. I’ll even offer you a tape from what he stated within the church; that after God, I’m subsequent. However when he was speaking the opposite day, saying I used to be his employees, his worker, I stated no drawback.
“All of us sat to make you governor, and I used to be the one who championed it. How do you name somebody who made you governor an worker? When he grew to become governor, he requested me; how are we going to run this authorities, and he supplied me to be commissioner of finance, however I stated no, let me be within the chief of employees workplace.
“That point I made him governor, I had energy to decide on. Folks know on this state.
“Together with his APC, did they even rating 25 % right here through the 2015 and 2019 elections? His employees stopped him from successful Rivers for his presidential candidate? Stopped him from successful the governorship election for his candidate? Not even a senatorial seat?
“Properly, now we have handed that. He stated over his lifeless physique will I be governor, now I’m searching for that lifeless physique. I’ve been governor for eight years now. In 2015 once I gained, they stated PDP was in energy, however I additionally gained once more in 2019 when APC was in energy.”
Wike additionally accused his predecessor of mismanaging the state funds when he was governor. He reiterated that Ameachi allegedly bought the state’s gasoline turbine for $308,000 and left his authorities with $208,000.