The Former Governor of Rivers state and now Minister for Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has said that he has no personal issues with the current Governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, and sees him like a son.
Amaechi who spoke on a Channels Television program, Question Time, said his only issues with Wike are:
- The fact that Wike has failed to sustain the developmental strides he put in place while he was governor of the state.
- Trying to discredit him in the face of the people of Rivers State. “The governor has just one agenda – if he is in his toilet, ‘Amaechi’; if he is outside his toilet, ‘Amechi’…” he said.
He said, “Wike was my staff; he is like one of my sons. Why should I engage him? He was local government chairman when I was the Speaker (of the State House of Assembly).”
“When I was governor, I used Rivers State’s money on projects in the state. If you visit the state, you will see the primary schools that we built. No matter what the governor does, the projects are there.
“I hired 13,200 teachers who are alive, I established primary schools, the primary schools are there. They are no longer maintained. When I was there, I appointed a contractor whose responsibility was to come to school like the children.”