Governor of Rivers state, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has allegedly accused the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Chief Nyesom Wike, of paying $1m (N199m) monthly to the wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan.
Amaechi who is the Director-General of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign, made this disclosure on Saturday at a praise and worship session organised by the Ikwerre Youth Movement and Ikwerre Women Forum at Isiokpo, headquarters of the Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.
The Governor revealed that Wike was giving the money to Patience Jonathan in order to gain political favours. “Do you know that the PDP governorship candidate, Nyesom Wike, has been giving one million dollars monthly to the wife of the President, Mrs Patience Jonathan? He has been doing this to gain political favour in the Presidency and to retain the favour.
He continued: “For eight years, our Okrika brother (Senator George Sekibo) has been occupying the senate (Rivers East) seat and now it is the turn of an Ikwerre son, but Nyesom Wike has gone ahead to accept another four years for George Thompson Sekibo. This is not acceptable, Chief Andrew Uchendu will take over this time, one man called Nyesom Wike cannot sell Ikwerre birth right.”