Rotimi Amaechi Ex-Governor denies Wike’s vandalism allegations

Wike had alleged that Amaechi’s government had stripped the official residence of many vital items therefore rendering it uninhabitable.

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Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has denied allegations made by Governor Nyesom Wike that his administration vandalized the state Government House before leaving.

Wike had alleged that Amaechi’s government had stripped the official residence of many vital items therefore rendering it uninhabitable.

The former governor however said that the claims were cooked-up by Wike in an attempt to justify an unnecessary renovation of the Government House through which billions of naira would be siphoned.

Amaechi made the response via a statement released by his spokesperson, David Iyofor on Monday, June 1, 2015.

The statement reads:

“I am aware that this (Monday) morning, (yesterday), Wike in company of his coterie of court jesters took some video cameramen and photographers on a tour of the Governor’s residence inside Government House. He took them to the Governor’s bedroom where he made further claims that the place have been vandalised.”

“The question to ask is, did Wike know what was in my former bedroom before now, to conclude that the bedroom was vandalised? Did he speak with or review with the Permanent Secretary of Government House, who is the chief accounting officer, before jumping to such hasty and misguided conclusion?”

Wike had taken some officials of the state on a tour of the allegedly vandalized quarters to show them the damage done and describe the removed items.

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