Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has advised his predecessor and current Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, to accept the reality that his All Progressives Congress (APC) loss of the rerun elections and allow the state government to focus on rebuilding the state.
Wike said the responsibility of reviving the state after the immediate past administration failed to use the N3trillion that accrued to the state under its watch is enormous.
At a retreat on strengthening capacity, efficiency and service delivery for sustainable develop-ment for top government officials at Onne Multi-purpose Centre on Thursday, Gov Wike said the administration has deployed resources and expertise to correct the failures of the Amaechi ad-ministration.
“I call on the former governor and leader of the APC in the state to accept the reality that the re-run elections has woefully been lost by his party and that Rivers people have, again, overwhelm-ingly re-affirmed their confidence, trust and preference for the PDP.
“Therefore, spare us the agony of unnecessary hostility and allow Rivers State to move forward in peace and security. We expect you to use your high office and connections to attract meaning-ful development projects to the state as I did during my time; not senseless and unpatriotic dis-tractions. Enough is enough.
“All of us are aware of the sorry state of things in Rivers State before May 29 2015. Between October 25, 2007 and May 28, 2015 over three trillion naira accrued from all revenue sources to the state, yet, they did nothing tangible with that money to develop the state. Instead, they squandered and diverted most of this money into private pockets through bogus and ill-fated projects.”
The governor noted that all key projects initiated by the Amaechi administration were either abandoned or not executed at all.