Rivers State State Commissioner for Housing, Emma Okah has denied claims that Governor Nyesom Wike’s plan to probe his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi was a witch-hunt.
‘Wike is protecting the people’s interests,’ Commissioner says
Okah said further that Amaechi’s description of the planned probe as a witch-hunt was mischievous.
The commissioner made the comments via a statement released on Monday, June 22, 2015.
“The people have the right to know. The Nyesom Wike administration is merely protecting the people’s interest by inquiring into how public resources were wasted, stolen or misappropriated by the past administration and every lover of democracy and rule of law should not complain, blackmail the state government or divert attention from that.”
“Is it proper for Amaechi to sell off 70 per cent of the Rivers State Government’s interests in the state’s four power stations (Eleme, Omoku, Afam and Trans Amadi, Port Harcourt) at the cost of $302,400m and the entire money was withdrawn between December 2014 and April 2015 without any document of transaction or payment into any government account.”
“Who owns the Bureau de Change Company that received the money and who authorised the receipt and where is the money? Is it a witch-hunt for Amaechi to pay out $39m to his cronies for the purpose of building the Karibi Whyte Mega Hospital and till today, not a single block is standing?”
Wike has set up a judicial panel to probe Amaechi, who he has accused of emptying the state’s treasury.
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