The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike says he is confident that President Muhammadu Buhari would support his fight against the ‘massive corruption’ that characterized the administration of his predecessor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.
Wike spoke on Friday after receiving the final report of his administration’s transition committee. He assured that his government is committed to recovering all funds diverted into private pockets.
Wike also said he is aware that Amaechi would resort to blackmail and propaganda to divert the public attention. The governor, however, praised the transition committee for a job well done, saying the committee’s interim report helped his administration to take off. Submitting the final report of the transition committee, former Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru, described Amaechi’s administration as the most corrupt in the state’s history.
Ikuru explained that Amaechi spent N812m to furnish his personal residence at the expense of the state, while N4.96bn was spent on Justice Karibi Whyte Hospital with no structure on the ground.
In quick reaction, the former Chief of Staff of Government House, Port Harcourt, Chief Tony Okocha, said Wike and Ikuru were part of Amaechi’s administration and therefore, he (Ikuru) should stop “playing the pot that called kettle black.”
“I am shocked that Ikuru, who is one of the biggest beneficiaries of the past administration, could stand up to challenge Amaechi,” he said.
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