Transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi has asked people of Rivers state to ask the incumbent, Governor Nyesom Wike for his achievement in office.
Amaechi said this during a grand reception organised in his honour by the chiefs and people of Ishimbam general assembly in conjunction with the Free Rivers Development Initiative (FRDI), Amaechi alleged that Wike had been taking credits for his administration’s achievements.
“Please you people should ask governor Wike what he has done for you. Wike’s four years is gradually coming to an end. He has only from now till May, 2019. We’ll compare him to my first four years”.
He alleged that Wike invited speaker of the House of Representative to commission a project he has completed while in office.
Amaechi served as Governor in the state between 2007 to 2015.
“Wike commissioned a project that I completed. He called the speaker of the house of representatives to commission a flyover I already completed,” he said.
“Tell him that he should go ahead and keep commissioning, I have no problem with that. When I was governor, I provided development for Ikwerre people just like I did for other tribes in the state.”
He queried Wike achievement both in Human and Capital development in Ikwerre land.
“Let Wike tell us what he has done in Ikwerre land. For me, if I have done nothing, I have brought up one of your sons right from INEC and RISONPALM,” he said.
“But aside the human capital development, you also know that in Elele you have roads everywhere. I have given Elele primary schools, health centers and roads.
“My mother is from Egbeda, I’m sure Egbeda people will agree that I did the road from Egbeda to Omerelu.
“As governor, I did a road from Omerelu to Apani, I did another road from Ubima to Omerelu.
“I hear you’ve had no electricity for nine months, I will talk to the minister of power to fix it. You people should get the evaluation and bring it to my office for verification and necessary action.
“Please you people should ask governor Wike what he has done for you. Wike’s four years is gradually coming to an end. He has only from now till May, 2019. We’ll compare him to my first four years.
“In Elele, you have network of roads all over which were awarded during my administration and I nearly transformed Elele into another city to such an end that anybody can live and go to work from Elele.
“Please beg your governor to give you water. But for me, I have given Elele health centers, roads, and also connected Elele to Omagwa.”
Governor Wike has been tagged ”Mr Projects” by his loyalists.