Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has dared his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, to mention one project he has done for the state in his capacity as the Minister of Transportation.
Speaking on Monday in an interview on AIT, governor Wike challenged Amaechi to mention his contributions to the state since he was appointed as a minister. Wike said he would resign immediately as governor if Amaechi could boast of one achievement.
Wike said his contributions during his time as the Minister of State for Education are evident in the state, adding that he brought a lot of development to Rivers.
The governor boasted that he brought faculty of law to Port Harcourt and brought N500 million grant to Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic.
“Rivers people will ask you, what will you tell us. You’re doing rail to Niger Republic, which one have you done in your state?
“As Minister of education, I brought faculty of law to Port Harcourt; I brought N500 million grant to Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, I built so many schools. As a minister, I’m proud.
“You’re a minister, tell Rivers people I brought this, mention one. If you mention one, I’ll resign now. Mention what you’ve brought to Rivers people to convince them. We’re too educated for you to go to Kalamari to incite them.
“He said judges lost their voice. He’s right, why won’t they? A man who shut down the court for two years, NBA didn’t say anything. So, if he is now saying that NBA lost their voice, he’s right. Today, nobody talks about it that’s why he has the audacity to tell NBA they’ve lost their voice.
“You went to a supreme court justice house to tell him the president is not happy with him, why won’t judges lose their voice?
“I also heard him say he’s the best governor. I have no problem about that, he’s very right. If a man can close the court for two years, why would he not be the best governor?” Wike asked.
He also taunted the minister, saying he is still being bitten by mosquitoes even after he (Amaechi) spent N12 billion to fumigate the state.
“One of the things that made him the best governor, for fumigation of a state like Rivers state, we paid over N12 billion naira so that there would be no more mosquitoe. Today, mosquito is still biting me,” he said.
“He is not one of the best, he is the best. Who would have done all he did without being the best?”