I constructed road to Amaechi’s house, built school in his community – Wike

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GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has criticised his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi over the delivery projects in the oil-rich South-South state.

Wike said Amaechi construct roads and flyovers in the state.

The incumbent governor also said he built the road leading to the residence of the former Minister of Transportation.

“I have gone to your local government to do all the internal roads which you refused…I’ve given you a school in your community, even the house you are living, I did the road to your house,” Wike said on Saturday when he commissioned the Rukpakwolusi-Eliogbolo community new layout road in the Obio-Akpor Local Government Area in the state.

Amaechi had on Wednesday reportedly said he constructed projects and built five flyovers in Rivers “without noise”.

Reacting on Saturday, Wike, who has constructed about 10 flyovers in the state, said Amaechi has no moral right to talk about Rivers, describing the former governor as a failure.

He said, “I heard (a) few days ago, the former governor of Rivers State said that he did a lot of roads and flyovers in Port Harcourt, he didn’t make noise, then why the noise? I didn’t see the flyovers he did. If he did the road, mention the roads.

“Let me even tell you why we should celebrate. In May 27, 2015 when he was celebrating his birthday, he said our government would not have money to pay salaries talkless of projects.

“So, today, by the grace of God, we are not only paying salaries, we are not only paying pensioners, we are not only paying gratuities that he did not pay, we have gone beyond to carry out projects which he failed to do.”