The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State says it is clear that Nigerians no longer take seriously comments credited to Governor Nyesom Wike.
Governor Wike had during a project commissioning in Obio-Akpor local government area on Saturday accused former governor Rotimi Amaechi of emptying the state treasury before leaving office in 2015.
But the spokesman of APC in the state, Darlington Nwauju in reaction to the comment, said Amaechi will not engage in a media war with his former Chief of staff.
Nwauju, however, said it is important to set the record straight by confirming that Amaechi has to the credit of his administration, the “Agip, Eliozu Obiri Ikwere, Eleme and Woji flyover projects”.
He maintained that the projects like others under Amaechi’s administration were done with “utmost regard for due process as they went through competitive bidding processes with premium standards delivered in the best interest of Rivers people”.
Nwauju further claimed that while the Amaechi’s administration had an Internally Generated Revenue of between “N1.5bn to 1.9bn monthly to work with”, the Wike administration is getting between “N10bn and N15bn monthly in IGR”.
The APC spokesman said the APC can beat its chest and boast that its leader and former Governor Minister of Transportation did so much for Rivers State including the “employment of 13,000 teachers, and 400 doctors”.
He further stated that pharmacists and nurses were all employed “without clannish, tribal or political sentiments” unlike what he said recently happened at the Rivers State University where according to him only persons from Governor Wike’s community were given employment against the Oath of Allegiance sworn-to by the governor.