Nyesom Wike who was one time a Minister of State for Education and the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, has accused the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, of spending N30bn to fund the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress.
In a statement made during his thank-you visit to Ikwerre Local Government Area on Thursday, Wike alleged that the development had made it impossible for the state government to pay workers’ salaries.
Wike said Amaechi has continued to plunder state funds, bankrolling APC campaigns, despite losing out in the race that picked Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as the running mate to the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.
The PDP governorship candidate pointed out that Amaechi was being deceived by the leadership of the APC to continue to fund the party, adding that the APC leadership had never been interested in selecting the governor as Buhari’s running mate.
“Do you know why workers’ salaries have not been paid? Amaechi spent N30bn in funding the presidential campaign of the APC. They (the APC leadership) allowed him to spend the money and later, they called him mugu (fool).
“They (the APC leadership) said we will not make this ‘boy’ who does not respect the President (Goodluck Jonathan) the vice president. We should know that our future is in the PDP and not the APC,” Wike stressed.