Rotimi Amaechi ‘Wike pays $1M to Patience Jonathan monthly,’ Governor alleges

Amaechi also added that Wike was paying the said sum to Mrs. Jonathan in order to gain political favour.

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Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and current Governor, Nyesom Wike play

Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and current Governor, Nyesom Wike

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Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Nyesom Wike pays a sum of $1 million (N199M) to First Lady, Patience Jonathan monthly.

Amaechi also added that Wike was paying the said sum to Mrs. Jonathan in order to gain political favour.

The governor stated this on Saturday, March 21, during a praise and worship session organized by the Ikwerre Youth Movement and the Ikwerre Women Forum at the Isiokpo area of the state.

“Do you know that the PDP governorship candidate, Nyesom Wike, has been giving one million dollars monthly to the wife of the President, Mrs Patience Jonathan? He has been doing this to gain political favour in the Presidency and to retain the favour,” Amaechi said.

Wike however denied the allegation saying that it was “simply aimed at diverting the attention of the public from the monumental corruption under Amaechi’s leadership.”

Amaechi had also earlier accused Wike and Mrs Jonathan of colluding to cause havoc during an All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in the Okrika area of the state, where the First Lady hails from.

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