Rivers State Government through the state Commissioner for information had in a statement released on Tuesday alleged that the former governor Rotimi Amaechi spend N82 million to host Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka to a dinner in the state when he was in office. This have spark reaction from the camp of Rotimi Amaechi who In a statement released by his media aide David Iyofor, Amaechi denied the allegation, asking the state governor Nyesom Wike to go to court if he found anything incriminating against him.
David Iyofor said Nyesom Wike is trying to use this allegation to distract Rivers State indigene from focusing on his election scam. Amaechi spokesperson went further to advice Wike to stop involving reputable Nigerians like Prof. Wole Soyinka in his unbridled attack against his former boss.
According to him;
“Wike must stop these silly distractions. Rivers people are not interested in his lies and witch-hunt. Rather, Rivers people want to know what will happen to their children that he stopped and cancelled the funding of their scholarships abroad. Rivers people want to know why the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA), an agency setup by law is no longer functioning under Wike? Why instead of quality education, a standard set by his predecessor, under Wike, grasses and weeds have taken over the beautiful schools built by Amaechi? Rivers people want to know why the standard health facilities and services put in place by the Amaechi administration are rotting away, not this petty rambling. Rivers people want to know why the Wike government does not care about the security of their lives and property, as violence and criminals have taken over. Rivers people want to know why it feels as if there is no government in Rivers State, and this is in spite of the billions of naira that has accrued to the Wike administration and the tens of billions of naira borrowed.”