Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, has accused Rotimi Amaechi, his predecessor and the current Minister of Transportation, of financial misappropriation of proceeds from the sale of the state assets while in office.
According to Governor Wike, Amaechi, while he was the governor of the state, only remitted the sum of $208,000 from the sale of the state-owned power plant which he sold for $308 million.
The governor made the claim on Wednesday at the inauguration of the Omuihuechi-Omuoko-Omokiri link Road in Aluu, Ikwerre Local Government Area in the state.
Governor Wike wondered why the Federal Government says it is fighting corruption, yet be protecting people in the administration who have questions to answer over past deeds.
He said: “People gave you opportunity. You sold our properties, everything. And people are talking in this state because of the government that says they are fighting corruption and protecting people.
“You (Amaechi) sold our property for $308 million and kept for us $208,000. That is the kind of people parading themselves in government, for a government that says they are fighting corruption, shame.”