Wike Attacks Amaechi Over 2007 Road Project


Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Wike , on Friday night accused his predecessor , Rotimi Amaechi , of deliberately stopping a road project awarded by his ( Amaechi ) cousin , Celestine Omehia, when he assumed power in 2007 for selfish reasons .

Wike made the accusation during the inauguration of dualised Forces Avenue , Olumeni and Harvey Streets in Old Government Residential Area of Port Harcourt , the state capital.

The ceremony was performed by Sokoto State Governor , Aminu Tambuwal .

Wike said, “ Celestine Omehia ( former Governor of Rivers State ) awarded the dualisation of this project to another contractor , not Julius Berger. But, his first cousin ( Amaechi ) said the job should not go on . I thank God today that Celestine Omehia is witnessing that his dream has come through to the glory of God. ”
The governor had in a statement by his media aide , Kelvin Ebiri , said Nigerians now knew clearly that the Peoples Democratic Party had their best interest at heart , unlike the APC , which he said had only given bad governance to Nigerians since it assumed power at the national level in 2015 .

But the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress in the state , Ogbonna Nwuke , described Wike ’s statement as a mere fabrication, saying the governor is used to telling lies in trying to build an image for himself.

Nwuke , who was the first Commissioner for Information during Amaechi ’ s first term as governor , told our correspondent on the telephone that Wike was only trying to portray Omehia in a bad light .

He said, “ These are all lies. Governor Wike was a powerful member of the Amaechi administration as the Chief of Staff.

The truth is while the Amaechi administration lasted , the real intent was to start development from the grass roots and end up with the final development of roads in Port Harcourt .

“ So Wike knows he is lying . He is rather trying to put Omehia in a bad light that within the short period Omehia was the governor the only thing he did was build a house around the GRA and award a contract leading to his house .

I think that he is not doing justice to Omehia.

Tambuwal in his remarks commended the governor for his developmental efforts in the state. “

You ’re indeed a special gift to the people of Rivers State and Nigeria at large, ” he added.

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