Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to show sincerity in his fight against corruption by probing former state governor, Rotimi Amaechi.
Wike also warned Buhari that appointing Amaechi into public office would be an endorsement of corruption.
The governor made the comments via a statement released by his media aide, Opunabo Inko-Tariah on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
“If Buhari is sincere in his fight against corruption, let him probe the Amaechi’s government and he will discover that there cannot be a government official that is more corrupt than Amaechi.”
“From the genesis to revelation of his government, Amaechi’s fiscal recklessness and dictatorial policies and approaches are responsible for the financial woes of the state that should ordinarily be buoyant. A man like Amaechi must not be allowed to flaunt the fruits of his crime with impunity.”
“The appointment of Amaechi by Buhari will be an endorsement of corruption by Buhari. If there are no skeletons in his cupboard, why try to frustrate the Hon Justice Omereji’s commission of inquiry?”
“It is ironical that the same man who sealed the judiciary for close to two years and turned lawyers into taxi drivers and artisans will now have the gumption to approach the same courts he desecrated for justice.”
“If his successor had followed his footsteps, which court would he have approached to seek redress? How will he appear before those he almost turned into beggars?”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state had earlier also called on Buhari to probe Amaechi’s administration.