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Wike’s wild accusations against Semenitari, Amaechi, Soyinka sign of a dying horse – Rivers APC


PORT HARCOURT (Sundiata Post) – The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the recent accusations by the state Governor Nyesom Wike against former commissioner for information, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari; former Governor Chibuike Amaechi and Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, indicate that “the embattled governor is exhibiting reminds of the last kick of a dying horse.”
A statement sent to Sundiata Post and signed by Chris Finebone, publicity secretary of the Rivers State APC, said: “This conclusion is based on a number of developments that Nyesom Wike may never reveal to his associates and supporters in order not to further worsen the current Tsunami of decamping by his supporters.
“Mrs. Ibim Semenitari is the current acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), which was used to funnel funds by the Jonathan Presidency to Nyesom Wike for the 2015 elections. The outgoing governor very well knows that as soon as Mrs. Semenitari begins to look into the Commission’s books, the trail of such funds will be established and will definitely lead substantially to Nyesom Wike. The revelations to come will compete with Dasukigate and perhaps merit the sobriquet Wikegate. We have list of the Commission’s projects that were used to send slush funds for the elections. For example, one of the roads that was used to siphon away money for the election was re-awarded by Nyesom Wike as soon as he was sworn in as governor to cover up the act as the Commission’s records show that same road has been fully paid for. He hopes to now pay for the road project with Rivers State taxpayers’ money.
“The accusation against the Hon. Minister for Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is Wike’s response to the fact that his activities as Minister for Education are presently being probed by the Federal Government with frightening revelations of large-scale fraud emerging. The discoveries span all the departments and agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education and those committed directly in the Ministry by the former Minister, Nyesom Wike. The agencies include Universal Basic Education Commission [UBEC] where over N180 billion fraud was allegedly hatched and executed by the former minister and wife of former President, Dame Patience Jonathan using various fronts. Another major agency where humongous fraud is being investigated is the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) where the former minister reportedly connived with some professors to dupe the nation billions of naira.
“Early this week, a building contractor narrated how his vice chancellor friend lamented to him how Nyesom Wike, as minister for education, asked him (the VC) to increase his budget from N3bn to N4bn and give him (Minister Wike) the added N1bn. The VC confessed that he had to obey to avoid being victimised by the then minister who was his boss.
“With this myriad of revelations coming to light now, Governor Nyesom Wike knows that the political noose is slowly but gradually tightening round his neck and will surely snap tight should he lose his case before the Supreme Court.
“Unfortunately, the ‘insecure governor’ believes that the best thing for him to do at this point is to ‘splatter sewage in all possible and improbable directions,’ (apologies to Prof. Soyinka who is also the obvious improbable victim of Wike’s wild accusations).
The Rivers APC advised Wike “to be a man and take responsibility for his actions without taking down innocent people along his lonely road of political oblivion.”
Governor Wike’s administration recently accused former Governor Amaechi of spending N82 million to organise Soyinka’s 80th birthday party in Port Harcourt. The state government asked the Nobel laureate to refund the money.
‎In addition, the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also called for the arrest of Mrs. Semenitari over what it called N1.8bn looting of public institutions in Rivers State.

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