Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and current Governor, Nyesom Wike are trying to prevent him from being appointed into President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
Amaechi also said that Wike and the PDP are trying to label him as corrupt because they know that Buhari abhors corruption.
The former Governor made the comments on Sunday, August 2, 2015, while speaking at a reception organized in his honour in Abuja, according to The Nation.
“Let me tell you what is currently going on in Rivers State. The governor and PDP are afraid of me getting an appointment to the national executive council because that will determine what the politics of Rivers State will be.”
“And they know that the current President abhors corruption and the only way they can stop me from getting the appointment is to paint me with corruption. And the people that know me in Rivers State know that I don’t like money. But I am not angry with them. My anger is that in Rivers they know I don’t like money. And I expect them to defend me that I don’t like money.”
“Governor Nyesom Wike has again sponsored one advert in a bid to rubbish me. He will go and publish in the paper on Monday as advert.”
“Only God knows that if there is one thing I don’t like, I don’t like money. Anybody close to me knows that I don’t like money. Even Nyesom Wike told me you will not win second term if you don’t use money. So all this wasted projects will not deliver us. And I said let us do it once and for all.”
Wike and the PDP have called on Buhari to probe Amaechi’s administration for alleged corrupt practices.