- Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has referred to Governor Nyesom Wike as a liar and a child
- Amaechi also said the killings in Rivers state has taken a drastic turn for worst since Wike took power from him
Former governor of Rivers state and minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of lying and acting like a child.
Daily Post reports that Amaechi, in a recent interview in Abuja, accused governor Wike of trying to bury his achievements by changing the name of one of the projects he built.
He said: “A governor should not tell lies but when you make a child a governor, then you expect a reverse of the protocols of governance.
“There is a saying in my village that if you give a child something he can’t carry, he would falter and falter. The hospitals I built are still being used; he tried to change the name of one of the hospitals I built inside the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
“He lied. I met 200 doctors when I came in as governor, I employed 400 more. He even lied that I owed salaries for six months. Let anybody in the state come out to say I did not start paying April salary before I left in May 2015. He should ask for files.
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“The primary schools I built till tomorrow are the best primary schools in Nigeria. They all had computer laboratories which people have seen but have now been shut down by his government. We got Indians to train the children in computer education. A class had 30 children. The school has an auditorium for 390 children, with music instrument. The current governor cannot manage these schools; he has handed over the primary schools to villagers to manage.
“He said each village should manage their own primary school security. It is disastrous because Rivers will not come out of this disaster for a long time. I met a state that people were being killed and I stopped it; now people are not just being killed, their heads are being cut off."
Meanwhile, the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has lashed out at the Nigeria police, stating that in a fair and just atmosphere, those indicted by the report of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), would have been properly punished.
This statement came after INEC released a report inditing some police in the 2016 Rivers election rerun.