Wike to Amaechi: We’re celebrating your failure

Nyesom Wike, Ogoni cleanup, FG

Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has said his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi failed to construct roads and flyovers in the state.

Wike said he built the road leading to the residence of the former Minister of Transportation which the former minister of transportation could not construct.

The governor was responding to statement by Amaechi who said he constructed projects and built five flyovers in the “without noise”.

He said Amaechi has no moral right to talk about Rivers, describing the former governor as a failure.

He said: “I heard (a) few days ago, the former governor of Rivers State said that he did a lot of roads and flyovers in Port Harcourt, he didn’t make noise, then why the noise? I didn’t see the flyovers he did. If he did the road, mention the roads.

“Let me even tell you why we should celebrate. In May 27, 2015 when he was celebrating his birthday, he said our government would not have money to pay salaries talkless of projects.

“So, today, by the grace of God, we are not only paying salaries, we are not only paying pensioners, we are not only paying gratuities that he did not pay, we have gone beyond to carry out projects which he failed to do.

“I have gone to your local government to do all the internal roads which you refused…I’ve given you a school in your community, even the house you are living, I did the road to your house,” Wike said on Saturday when he commissioned the Rukpakwolusi-Eliogbolo community new layout road in the Obio-Akpor Local Government Area in the state.

Wike alleged that Amaechi looted the state so that the government of his successor won’t be able to pay salaries but God in His infinite mercies did not allow that.

The Rivers governor said the APC government led by President Muhammadu Buhari honoured him with the Distinguished Award in Infrastructure Delivery, hence, Amaechi has no point to score on project delivery because “Buhari said I am the best when it comes to infrastructure”.