Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has accused his
predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, of allegedly spending the sum of
one hundred and fifty million dollars $150m to finance the 2015
elections of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Governor Wike made the allegation while speaking at a
thanksgiving service held at Saint Peter’s Anglican Church,
Rumueprikom, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
He said the former governor allegedly spent the huge sum
between December 1 and 18, 2014 to sponsor the national
election campaigns of APC.
Wike vowed to recover monies belonging to the state, just he
called for a comprehensive fight against corruption and
canvassed support for the prosecution of all those behind the
alleged looting of funds.
The governor further said a plot had been hatched to arrest and
detain him before the national and state assemblies rerun elections
which had been postponed to March 19, 2016.
Wike restated his earlier declaration that he would not allow the
rigging of the rerun elections in the state, warning that any INEC
staff who attempts to rig would be treated as an armed robber.
Wike said: “Nothing is impossible with God. We won the election
clearly as confirmed by the Supreme Court. If there was a rerun,
I wouldn’t have contested because there would have been
bloodbath. I resolved not to be part of anything that would bring
bloodbath,” he said.
“I am the executive governor of Rivers State and a strong one for
that matter. We will support INEC to conduct credible elections.
However, any official who plans to rig will get the treatment
reserved for armed robbers”, he said.