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Wike criticizes Amaechi, saying, “I Built the Road to Your House.”

On Saturday, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State criticized Rotimi Amaechi for the delivery of projects in the oil-rich South-South state.

On Saturday, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike criticized Rotimi Amaechi for the execution of projects in the oil-rich South-South state, and he did so in the wake of his own inauguration.

 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) member Amaechi, according to PDP member Wike, allegedly failed to build roads and flyovers in the state.

 

Additionally, the current governor claimed to have built the road leading to the former minister of transportation’s home.

 

“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 in, I did the road to your house,” Wike said on Saturday when he opened the Rukpakwolusi-Eliogbolo community’s new layout road in the Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

 

 

Amaechi reportedly claimed on Wednesday that he built projects and five flyovers in Rivers “without noise.”

 

Amaechi has no moral standing to discuss Rivers, according to Wike, who has built about 10 flyovers in the state. Wike also characterized Rivers as a failure.

 

“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, so why the noise?” he asked. Mention any roads he may have used if he did.

Let me even explain why we ought to celebrate. When he turned 50 on May 27, 2015, he predicted that our government wouldn’t have enough money to fund projects let alone salaries.

In order for the government of his successor to be unable to pay salaries, Wike claimed that Amaechi had looted the state. However, God, in His infinite mercy, did not permit that.

The governor of Rivers claimed that because President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC administration gave him the Distinguished Award for Infrastructure Delivery, Amaechi is the best in the field of infrastructure and as a result, Amaechi does not need to perform well on project delivery.

Amaechi served as governor of Rivers from 2007 to 2015 before handing over to Wike and becoming the minister of transportation. During the run-up to the APC presidential primary, he announced his resignation as a minister but ultimately lost to Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State.

2007 to 2011 saw Wike serve as Amechi’s chief of staff. Both men were PDP members, but have been at odds ever since Amaechi switched to the APC ahead of the 2015 general elections.

In addition to Amaechi, Wike is also not friendly with Celestine Omehia, a former Rivers governor who served from 1999 to 2007. However, Wike has given Peter Odili’s name to a number of projects.

After losing the PDP nomination to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the party’s primary in May, Wike’s presidential aspirations failed, much like Amaechi’s did. The prominent G5 member has been at the center of a drawn-out dispute with the PDP over control of Iyorchia Ayu.

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