Rotimi Amaechi
Rotimi Amaechi

I have your records! Amaechi dares Wike to probe him

Ezinne Osuagwu

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has dared the state Governor-elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, to go ahead with his threat to probe his administration, saying he has records on Wike when he was his (Amaechi) Chief of Staff between 2007 and 2011.

Amaechi said this on Tuesday during a programme organised by Committee of Friends to mark his 50th birthday in Port Harcourt. He said, “I heard that Wike says he will probe me. I have not asked him not to probe me. He should remember that he was my Chief of Staff for four years; I have my records on him. He should go ahead.”

Amaechi explained that he did not use his tenure to probe the past administration in the state because such exercise might be a waste of time and resources. “People of Rivers will not applaud me on how many people I probe but for my accomplishments in office,” he said. “Go and check, the road leading to Wike’s father’s house, I constructed it. But in front of that same house, a relation of mine was killed on election day,” Amaechi added.

Amaechi also blamed PDP for instigating violence before the last general elections, adding that he can’t imagine why people will kill others because of their personal ambition. “Why will people, because of their personal ambition, not mind killing other people? They gave me all kinds of names but none could accuse me of killing anyone. I have never killed in my life and I will never kill. But because of someone’s personal ambition, human lives mean nothing to some people,” Ameachi said, detailing two alleged gruesome killings in the state.

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