Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said his predecessor, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi was more interested in awarding political projects to boost his personal ego than delivering services to Rivers people.
Wike stated that a project like Justice Karibi Whyte Hospital was a scam because it gulped $39.9 million on paper, as there is nothing to show at the proposed site.
In a TV project in Port harcourt he alleged that the sum of N65 m was spent for a mono rail project and considered a White Elephant project.
He added, that Amaechi and his political allies after siphoning huge sums of money from the state left behind uncompleted projects.
Wike said, “Amaechi does not have the moral ground to talk about development in the State when he wasted so much financial resources on non-existing projects’.
“Go round the state, you will never see anything that looks like Justice Karibi -Whyte hospital. It is a scam that never existed”.
“Again, tell me what is the traffic along Azikwe road that a 1.2 kilometers monorail project will be awarded for over N65 billion “.
“When I came into office, I was told that it will cost about N30 billion to complete that project. If I have such money, I will build more infrastructure across the State”.
“His Economic Advisory Council (EAC) led by Prof. Nimi Briggs published a document. The records covered the activities of his administration from 2007 to 2014”.
“On education, the council recorded that 485 primary schools were proposed for construction. Some existing old schools were demolished when they required rehabilitation”.