Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi to defend himself before a judicial commission of inquiry instituted to probe his administration.
Governor tells Amaechi to defend himself before probe panel
Amaechi had said that he would not appear before the panel which he described as illegal.
Speaking on Saturday, August 29, 2015, Wike said through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Opunabo Inko-Tariah:
“It is laughable that Amaechi would call a panel that has already been declared lawful by a court of law illegal. This means that as of when he questioned its proprietary in court, he thought the court would declare it illegal but was shamed.”
“This is no media trial and the government (Rivers) will not be embroiled in any war of attrition. He (Amaechi) should go and defend himself just like Dr. Peter Odili did during the Kayode Esho panel.”
“We will not take issues with a paradox like Amaechi who claims in one forum that he left N7.5bn (in the state’s coffers) and in another, he said 10bn.”
Amaechi had earlier said that the planned probe of his administration by Wike was a witch-hunt.
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