The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, said on Friday, June 19, that President Muhammadu Buhari would support his fight against the “massive” corruption that characterised the administration of his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi.
Speaking after receiving the final report of his administration’s transition committee, Wike affirmed that his government remained committed to recovering all funds diverted into private pockets.He explained that his administration was aware that Amaechi would resort to blackmail and propaganda to divert the public attention.
Submitting the final report of the transition committee, former Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru, described Amaechi’s administration as the most corrupt in the state’s history.
Ikuru said the former governor spent N812m to furnish his personal residence at the expense of the state, while N4.96bn was spent on Justice Karibi Whyte Hospital with no structure on the ground.
However, the former Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, Chief Tony Okocha, noted that Wike and Ikuru were part of Amaechi’s administration, urging them to stop “playing the pot that called kettle black.”
Okocha said as a deputy governor, Ikuru presided over the cabinet meeting for more than 10 times and should also be willing to take responsibility for what he alleged.
“I am shocked that Ikuru, who is one of the biggest beneficiaries of the past administration, could stand up to challenge Amaechi,” he said.