Rivers State Governor accused of spending N30bn on Buhari’s campaign

Nyesom Wike also stated that Amaechi’s move had made it impossible for the state government to pay the salaries of its workers.

Former Minister of State for Education and Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has accused the Governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi, of spending N30 billion on the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

Wike also stated that Amaechi’s move had made it impossible for the state government to pay the salaries of its workers.

He accused the governor of using state resources to fund the APC with the hope that he would be picked as Buhari’s running mate stating further that Amaechi was being deceived by the APC.

Wike reportedly stated this during a thank-you visit to the Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, December 25.

“Do you know why workers’ salaries have not been paid? Amaechi spent N30bn in funding the presidential campaign of the APC. They (the APC leadership) allowed him to spend the money and later, they called him mugu (fool). They (the APC leadership) said we will not make this ‘boy’ who does not respect the President (Goodluck Jonathan) the vice president. We should know that our future is in the PDP and not the APC,” Wike said.

However, in reaction to Wike’s allegations, the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Ibim Semenitari said:

“It is unbelievable that a man who wants to be the governor of this state can make such an unbelievable statement without any proof.”

“We challenge him (Wike) to show proof that Governor Amaechi spent N30bn to fund the APC campaign,” she added.

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