The immediate past governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi on Saturday accused his successor, Nyesom Wike, of also being corrupt and vowed never to appear before the Justice George Omereji Commission of Inquiry investigating alleged sale of the assets of the state.
The former governor who spoke in Port Harcourt while addressing loyalists of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said he was in the Rivers State capital to quietly attend a church programme and will leave same day, added that he had clear documents pointing at the alleged corruption acts of the governor.
Amaechi vowed never to appear before the Commission of Inquiry, insisting that the establishment of the commission did not comply with constitutional provisions.
The former governor said he will appear before any properly constituted commission in the state.
“I have been listening while in Abuja to Nyesom Wike accusing me of corruption and I laugh. Even Nyesom Wike knows that I don’t like money, he knows that.
“The pressure Wike is putting on us is to let somebody call us together to a meeting to withdraw our case challenging his election from court. The party has a right to go to court. The law of Nigeria says there is no independent candidate. Even if I, Amaechi, Peterside withdraw, APC will carry on with the case.
“The funny thing about the young man is that he knows I know him. I was his governor, I have documents to show that he is a contractor. I am not a thief; so I don’t know what this young man is talking about.”
The former governor said he had had only one local bank account since he became governor, stressing that he never handled any contract while he was governor.
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Source:: New Mail