Why Amaechi didn’t hand over to me, by Wike


Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has alleged that his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, refused to hand over to him in 2015 because of his decision to convert Rivers State aircraft and other valuable assets to his personal possession.

Wike spoke while briefing stakeholders at the Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday on issues surrounding the Legacy 600 jet recovered in Munich, Germany by his administration.

Adducing reasons why he travelled to Munich, Germany, he said recently some Rivers indigenes went to a radio station in Port Harcourt to challenge the State government to give account of the gas turbine, helicopter, Legacy 600 jet and Dash 8 propeller aircraft purchased by the administration of former Governor

He said he embarked on the journey in the company of some leaders of the state to recover the state-owned Legacy 600 abandoned there since 2012 by the Amaechi-led government.

According to him, the fact that the Amaechi-led administration refused to set up a transition committee to properly handover to the incoming government in 2015 was a pointer that they desperately wanted to convert state assets and property for personal use.

Wike said while Amaechi was governor he wrote a letter in July 2011 to the State House of Assembly seeking approval to trade on  the abandoned aircraft in Germany to enable him buy the Bombardier Global Express.


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