Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Saturday alleged that his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi failed to construct roads and flyovers while in power.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governor claimed that he built the road leading to the residence of the former Minister of Transportation.
He further stated that he built all the internal roads that Amaechi failed to construct in his Local Government.
Wike said, “I have gone to your local government to do all the internal roads which you refused…I’ve given you a school in your community, even the house you are living in, I did the road to your house.”
The Rivers State Governor stated this on Saturday while commissioning the Rukpakwolusi-Eliogbolo community new layout road in the Obio-Akpor Local Government Area in the state.
Amaechi had reportedly said on Wednesday that he constructed projects and built five flyovers in the state without noise.
Wike while reacting on Saturday said Amaechi does not have the moral right to talk about Rivers, describing the former governor as a failure.
He said, “I heard (a) few days ago, the former governor of Rivers State said that he did a lot of roads and flyovers in Port Harcourt, he didn’t make noise, then why the noise? I didn’t see the flyovers he did. If he did the road, mention the roads.
“Let me even tell you why we should celebrate. On May 27, 2015, when he was celebrating his birthday, he said our government would not have money to pay salaries talkless of projects.
“So, today, by the grace of God, we are not only paying salaries, we are not only paying pensioners, we are not only paying gratuities that he did not pay, we have gone beyond to carry out projects which he failed to do.”
Wike alleged that the former minister looted Rivers State so that the government that takes over from him would not be able to pay salaries, but God in His infinite mercies did not allow that.
He added that President Muhammadu Buhari had scored him as the best in infrastructure, hence, Amaechi has no point to score on project delivery.