I will resign if Amaechi names federal project he brought to Rivers since 2015, says Wike




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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has threatened relinquish his position if his predecessor and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, names a federal project he has attracted the state since 2015.

The governor spoke while receiving two former chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Rivers, Dr. Davies Ikanya and Igo Aguma, as well as other chieftains of the party the (PDP) yesterday.

The governor also alleged Amaechi claimed he sold a Dash 8 aircraft purchased by former Governor, Dr. Peter Odili administration, the of Cross River at the cost of $6million, but failed account for the proceeds of the transaction.

The governor, who cited many projects he attracted to Rivers State while he was Minister of State for Education under former ’s administration, challenged Amaechi to emulate him by reviving the moribund seaports to create employment for Rivers’ youths.

his remarks, the State PDP , Amb. Desmond Akawor, said the defection of Dr. Ikanya, Aguma and others marked the formal interment of the party Rivers.


Narrating his reason for leaving the APC, Ikanya explained he could not, with good conscience, remain in a party was built on deception.

According to him, all the expectations the APC will provide , create employment and better lives of Nigerians had turned out to be a mere mirage.


Ikanya said was regrettable that the party had been hijacked by persons, who placed their personal interests far above the party.

He used the occasion to apologise to the governor and people of Rivers for introducing the APC to the state.

On his part, Aguma accused Amaechi of brainwashing him and others to join the APC.

He called on the Attorney-General of the Federation to immediately investigate the finances of the Delta Development Commission () between 2016 and 2019.

APC chieftains, who defected to PDP were Chief Ogbogbo Nnamdi, Isobo Jack, former caretaker ; Paul Nwankwoala, former APC legal adviser; Faaye Franklin, Chief Andy Nweye and Alamese Martins-Yellow.

Others were Ilamabo Mirila, Dr. More Oja-Chinda, Benibo Anabraraba, Alphine Whyte and Wisdom Wakama.

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