Monday, May 18, 2015

Tough Times Await Wike In Rivers - Amaechi

Rivers State Governor, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, has declared that the governor-elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, was in for difficult times as there would be no money to run the state.

He stated that Nigeria was lucky that Gen. Muhammad Buhari won the presidential elections, adding that his administration would bring the nation out of its financial doldrums.

Amaechi spoke on Sunday in Port Harcourt at a special thanksgiving service held by the Greater Together Campaign Organisation (GTCO), the campaign outfit of the Rivers All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside.

The service, with the theme: ‘I will bless the Lord,’ according to the organisers, was to “Celebrate God’s faithfulness throughout the electioneering period.”

Amaechi said: “God answered our prayers to save us. He also answered our prayers to save Nigeria. I’m not joking, we have no money anywhere. In Rivers State, no money. I think Nyesom Wike is coming, we are waiting. He will look for money for salary; there is none. Luckily for us, we endured these pains because we had to pay our loans.

“We are enduring the pain because we are paying our loans. Maybe he is lucky because we have paid out a lot of our loans if not all. So, he will have to manage. But when he pays out salary, we will see if any of them can do what we did in this state: whether they can build the schools, the roads, even to get a loan.”

Amaechi also stated that no security operative involved in electoral malpractice in the last elections in the state would go unpunished.

He alleged that a newly promoted Commissioner of Police, Mr. John Amadi, who served as Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in-charge of Operations in the state, during the general election, plotted to eliminate him.

His words: “I will say to all of you that there is a man called John Amadi, former Deputy Commissioner of Police, who sat down and ran a programme to embarrass the APC and embarrass the incoming federal government; even after Buhari had won the presidency. Now, to embarrass us further, I hear he has been promoted to a Commissioner of Police and transferred out of Port Harcourt. He will come back. John Amadi will come back; you will see. The only way he will not come back is if we don’t form government, but if we form government, he will account for his actions.

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