Nigeria’s Rivers State government has described the allegation made by governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP Chief Nyesom Wike, accusing Governor Chibuike Amaechi of spending N30 billion on General Muhammadu Buhari campaign as baseless and unintelligent.
Mrs Ibim Semenitari, the Commissioner for Information and Communications while denying the allegation regretted that a man who is aspiring to be the Governor of the state could post such a blatant falsehood .
She challenged Wike to back up his allegations with proof because, according her,”There are certain statements that are unbelievable. With the present allocation President Jonathan is giving to us,that amount equals three months allocation. Is that what Wike says we spent for General Buhari’s primary when Governor Amaechi was not even a contestant.?”
Semenitari said that the state government would not dignify unintelligent talk with responses. But it would respond to intelligent talk.
“We challenge Wike to show proof of how the state government spent 30 billion naira on APC primary.We will not react to stupid conjecturing.”
Wike had alleged that Governor Amaechi was deceived by the leadership of the APC on spending the state fund on Buhari, with hope that he would be chosen as the vice president.
Wike made the allegations during his “thank-you” visit to the people of Ikwerre held in Omagwa, Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.
Wike claimed that after Amaechi had allegedly spent 30 billion naira on APC primary,the leaders of the party said they will not make this ‘boy’ who does not respect the President (Jonathan) the Vice president
Wike meanwhile revealed that the PDP has chosen a woman to be his running mate, adding that she would be unveiled on Tuesday.
He urged the Ikwerre people to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan, saying APC was not the hope of Nigerians.
The governorship flagbearer stated that the legacies Governor Amaechi-led Government had bequeathed to Rivers people were closure of the judiciary, House of Assembly, monorail and the N50 billion Karibi-Whyte Hospital.
Wike promised the people that, if voted as governor in 2015, he would review the economic value of their lands acquired by the state government for the Greater Port Harcourt City (GPH)project, which is one of the cardinal projects of Amaechi administration aimed at decongesting Port Harcourt,the state capital.