Pulse.ng logo
Go

Wike ‘Amaechi left empty treasury,’ Governor insists

Amaechi earlier claimed that he left N10 billion in the state treasury but Wike denied this saying that his predecessor has no evidence of such funds.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The war of words between Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and his predecessor Rotimi Amaechi continues as Wike has insisted that Amaechi left behind an empty treasury.

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

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

(Punch)

 

Amaechi earlier claimed that he left N10 billion in the state treasury but Wike denied this saying that his predecessor has no evidence of such funds.

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

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

(Elombah)

 

The governor stated this on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, while speaking during the Civil Service Day award celebration in Port Harcourt.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike. play

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

(Daily Post)

 

Wike said:

“If there was any truth in his (Amaechi) claim that he left the sum of N10bn, why was he unable to pay civil servants, pensioners, refuse disposal contractors for more than three months?”

Governor Nyesom Wike play

Governor Nyesom Wike

(Champions)

 

“Why was it that our children could not write their examinations while those on foreign scholarship were stranded because of the state’s indebtedness?”

Governor Wike play

Governor Wike

(Kakaaki Magazine)

 

Wike has set up a panel to probe Amaechi’s administration but the former governor has said that he will not appear before it because it is illegal.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.