The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, says he would resign from office if Rotimi Amaechi can mention any federal project he has attracted to Rivers since 2015 when he (Amaechi) became the minister of transportation.
The governor made the statement on Saturday, May 22, in Port Harcourt, when he welcomed some chieftains All Progressives Congress (APC) who defected the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Vanguard reported.
Wike in a statement issued through his spokesperson, Kelvin Ebiri, accused Amaechi of embezzling millions of dollars from the sales of the state aircraft and power stations when he was a governor.
The Rivers governor stated that when he served as the minister of state for education under the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, he attracted several projects to Rivers state.
Wike challenged to use his position as minister in reviving the moribund Port Harcourt seaports in order to create employment opportunities for Rivers’ youths.
In another news, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the expulsion of one of its chieftains in Edo state, Kassim Afegbua, for alleged anti-party activities.
Afegbua’s expulsion was disclosed in a letter by the Edo state chairman of PDP, Tony Aziegbemi, addressed to the PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus, Leadership reported.
The Edo chapter of the party explained that it took the decision after the chieftain failed to appear before all the disciplinary committees set up by the chapter in Edo state.
Meanwhile, a politician in Abia state has claimed that the state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, is set to formally defect from the PDP to the APC.
The governor claimed that more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples PDP would soon join the ruling party.
Following the official defection of the Cross River governor, a serving commissioner in Ikpeazu’s government who spoke anonymously told The Sun that the Abai state governor has concluded plans to join the APC.