Rivers PDP Govt, Monumental Failure--Amaechi

Rivers PDP Govt, Monumental Failure--Amaechi
Rivers PDP Govt, Monumental Failure--Amaechi

Rivers PDP Govt, Monumental Failure--Amaechi

From Madu Barth,Port Harcourt

As the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State continues to savour the spate of defections from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),the Minister of Transportation and former Governor of the State,Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi has described the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike as monumental failure.
Amaechi made the statement Saturday in Port Harcourt,while receiving decampees from the PDP into APC. According to him,his administration in Rivers State witnessed massive development across the 23 local government areas of the State, coupled with human capital development in all facets of life. 
This, he said is lacking in the Wike led government in Rivers State.
"As governor of Rivers State,I employed 13,200 teachers,400 doctors and paid them well. I made people in Rivers State, including Wike himself. The first female ambassador in Rivers State,Nne Kurubo was my nomineee. Ignatius Ajuru,Oji Ngofa, Honourable Asita,Dakuku Peterside,even Nyesom Wike, among others were all my nominees," Amaechi said.
The Tranportation Minister challenged Wike to show his projects in local government areas of the State,or who he has made as a governor, despite the huge resources accruable to the State.
He was categorical that he was instrumental to the recent Federal Government's N78bn refunds to Rivers State.
"I am not tribalistic,the interest of Nigeria and Rivers State are Paramount to me.The current PDP government in Rivers State has borrowed over N500bn since inception despite the huge allocation from the Federal Government. I built people in Rivers State when I was governor. There was no part of Rivers State we did not execute projects", Amaechi said.
He assured APC members that if they work hard they will win governorship and presidential slots in 2023.
On his part,Amb Oji Ngofa said the Wike led administration lacks vision. He challenged the PDP government in Rivers State to show his educational policy in the 2021 budget it just presented to the House of Assembly for passage.
"The Nyesom Wike led executive has emasculated other arms of government in Rivers State. The administration is a monumental failure and lacks vision. In this 21st century where artificial intelligence is in vogue, the Wike government has no educational policy to train the youths. Our governor should show the educational policy in the 2021 budget he presented to the House of Assembly," Ngofa said.
Also speaking,one of the decampees and former Commissioner for Transport in Rivers State, Hon Ibinabo Michael West accused Wike of being dictatorial,hence his defection to APC.
"Wike government is dictatorial and I am a progressive, hence my defection into APC to join the progressives," Michael-West said.
Other decampees include,former Community and Chieftaincy Affairs Commissioner in the State,Hon John Bazia, Hon Ipalibo George, Hon Salvation Ezegwogwo, Hon Chima Obinna and Chief Lulu Barango Tariah.