Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, former governor of Rivers State has alleged that Nyesom Wike, his successor, spends N50m state funds on alcohol weekly.
According to Amaechi, what the incumbent governor spends on alcohol every two weeks is enough to build one primary school for the state.
Amaechi, who accused Wike of shortchanging Rivers people and wasting State funds, alleged that the amount of State funds he spends on alcohol in two weeks, is equivalent to the amount he (Amaechi) spent to build one primary school when he served as governor.
He described Wike, as a drunk, who should not be allowed a third term through his stooge
Speaking during his campaign for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, in Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area, Amaechi said, “The person Wike buys alcohol from, said Wike spends 50 million naira every week on alcohol.
“The primary schools we built is 112 million naira, it means that in two weeks, Wike has drunk one primary school. When Wike talks, it is alcohol that is talking. And he’s so shameless about it. Wike told the whole world on live TV that he was drinking a very expensive 40 year old whiskey, in the morning.
“We are asking INEC to be neutral. The people have rejected Wike and his government. Every street I went to, people were jumping on top of me shouting. They were remembering that I built 5 flyovers, I did not dance. We employed 400 new doctors, bought cars for 600 doctors, bought ambulances for all the health centres.
“We went round primary schools to see what’s going on, and discovered there were no teachers, so we hired 13,200 teachers. By the time I left as governor, there was a contractor in every school to maintain the school. Where are the schools that he (Wike) built?” Amaechi said.
In separate visits to the communities, Amaechi told the people why Tonye Cole was the best among the governorship candidates and should be voted as governor of the State in the March 18 poll.
“Compare Tonye and the other man, then compare our government with that of Wike. Did Wike do schools, did he do electricity? Your health care, we did. When you see Tonye Cole who is a business man, from business into politics, why won’t you invest in him. This is your time, come out and vote. When we win, things will change. The free education will be brought back”, he said.
Earlier, Amaechi visited Iloabuchi in Port Harcourt, where the business people assured him of their votes for Tonye Cole and the APC, stating: “We know you, you are tested okay. And we know that the person you are bringing (Tonye Cole) will not disappoint us.”