Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on former Governor of the state and Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, to accept the reality that his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost the re-run elections and so, he should allow the state government to focus on the rebuilding of the state.
Wike said the responsibility of reviving the state after the immediate past administration allegedly failed to use the N3 trillion that accrued to the state under its watch was enormous.
Declaring open a retreat on strengthening capacity, efficiency and service delivery for sustainable development for top government officials at Onne Multi-Purpose yesterday, Wike said his administration has deployed resources and expertise to correct the failures of the past administration.
His words: “I call on the former governor and leader of the APC in the State to accept the reality that the re-run elections has woefully been lost by his party and that Rivers people have, again, overwhelmingly re-affirmed their confidence, trust and preference for the PDP.
“Therefore, spare us the agony of unnecessary hostility and allow Rivers State to move forward in peace and security. We expect you to use your high office and connections to attract meaningful development projects to the State as I did during my time; not senseless and unpatriotic distractions. Enough is enough.
“All of us are aware of the sorry state of things in Rivers State before May 29 2015. Between October 25, 2007 and May 28, 2015 over three trillion naira accrued from all revenue sources to the State. Yet, they did nothing tangible with that money to develop the State. Instead, they squandered and diverted most of this money into private pockets through bogus and ill-fated projects.”
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