Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday said that he taught former Governor Rotimi Amaechi, the current Minister of Transportation, a lesson in politics.
Wike in a statement through his aide, Kevin Ebiri, stated that despite Amaechi’s opposition, he has been elected governor twice.
“They said we will not be Governor, we taught them a lesson in politics. In 2015, they said over their dead body will we be Governor, I’m looking for the dead body. 2019 they said we will not be Governor, that they are in power. I said you are not in power, God is in power. We defeated them. They are small kids in politics,” he said.
The governor who was Amaechi’s ally and chief of staff before he was appointed Minister of State for Education further accused the Federal Government of shielding his predecessor from prosecution for corruption.
According to Wike, Amaechi is unable to account for $308million from the sales of the state-owned power plant and other assets during his time as Governor of Rivers State.
Governor Wike also stated that the protection Amaechi gets from the FG is the reason why he has consistently “influencing who is to be posted as Commissioner of Police and General Officer Commanding of the Nigerian Army to Rivers State.”
“People gave you an opportunity. You (Amaechi) sold our property for $308 Million and kept $208,000 for us,” he said.
“But let me warn the man who thinks he has President, he has soldiers, he has police. You should have learnt your lesson by now, that when God has left you there is nothing you can do again.”
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