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Wike accused of laying claim to Amaechi's Rivers projects

04 September 2015, 17:01

Rivers - All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Rivers State has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of laying claim to successful road projects initiated by his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi.

Among projects Wike had laid claim, according to APC, include the Abonnema Road & Obonoma Bridge, Iloabuchi – Eagle Island Link Road& Bridge, Abuloma-Woji Road & Bridge, dualisation of Garrison/ Trans-Amadi /Woji / Elelewo/ East West Road and the  dualisation of Woji-Elelewo Roadwith a Bridge and Flyover.

Chris Finebone, Rivers APC State Publicity Secretary, said these were laudable achievements of Amaechi’s administration.

“It would not have been important to respond to the tomfoolery called ‘Wike’s 100 days in office’ since we know that the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, is desperately looking for cheap popularity at the expense of settling down to work with the huge high-interest loans he collected from banks at the detriment of the state,” Finebone said.

"However, the decision of Nyesom Wike to make the road infrastructure segment the staging ground of his theater of the absurd has made a response from the APC imperative.”

Also read: Amaechi scoffs at allegations of corruption

Finebone challenged Wike to tell Rivers people how much of the N30 billion loan reportedly obtained from banks was being spent on projects and services other than allegedly bribing judges and hiring lawyers to cover up for the irregularities that characterized the April 11 governorship election .

He said if Wike, who could not be reached for comment, felt that APC’s records were not correct, he should challenge the party, which was ready to justify the veracity of what it put out into the public domain.

“What Rivers people expect from Wike is a detailed blueprint of what he intends to achieve as Governor of Rivers state; what are the new innovations, critical thinking and values he can add to the existing achievements of the last administration in Rivers State.”

- CAJ News


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