Gov. Wike in his political strategy has deceived many in the state to see his administration as having little or no money compared to the last administration. This is false and a mere political strategy to attract self pity, divert public attention and squander bulk of Rivers State resources.
Do not be deceived to believe there is no or less money in Wike’s tenure.
The Wike government Making deceitful efforts to write off Former Governor Amaechi’s administration whose impact on the lives of people of Rivers State has been described in different quarters as the golden age of Rivers State only comparable to the administration of Alfred Diete-Spiff, is unfortunate and a wicked act.
Such orchestrated travails are purely unfortunate in view of the fact that Amaechi worked hard enough in restoring the glory of Rivers State.
Amaechi’s administration as a Governor, attracted several views from different corners in term of enormous projects executed like we took note of some in part 1 of our piece.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan while on inspection tour of the Port Harcourt-Owerri Road constructed by the administration of Amaechi said,
“The several road networks embarked upon by the Rivers State Government and the Monorail transport system planned by the government has significantly shown that the state is moving ahead. Besides the road network, I want to commend Governor Amaechi on three major projects; the quality of primary and secondary schools that ‘we saw’, as well as the power project that would aid small business enterprises.”
President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to Rivers State on November 5, 2013, described Amaechi as a hero and great leader.
“I lived in Port Harcourt during my military career. I was a staff officer to Gen. Theophilus Danjuma in 1973. Rivers State has produced great men such as Prof. Tam David West. Amaechi is a great leader. Amaechi has given Rivers people responsible leadership. The schools he has built will give Rivers children a better tomorrow, while women and children stand to benefit from from the standard health centres he has built. He has also carried out physical rehabilitation of infrastructures in the state. People like Amaechi are great leaders moving Nigeria forward.”
Former Governor Shekarau of Kano State said, “I feel highly fulfilled by coming here today to hear and see the dividends of democracy. But for time, I would have borrowed a leaf from Amaechi by replicating the quality of schools I have seen here in his state.”
The Archbishop, Province of Niger Delta North Diocese, Most Rev. Ignatius Kattey described Amaechi as “a leader with inspiring leadership qualities and benevolence in several areas of human endeavors”.
According to him “Amaechi has demonstrated vision and courage in the leadership of Rivers State, as well as recognized that government and the church are partners in building the moral, economic and social well-being of the citizenry. I commend Amaechi for his infrastructural development in the state, particularly the quest to restore Port Harcourt to its Garden City state and provision of lasting peace in the state. I also thank him for the support to the Anglican Church.”
Governor Wike contradicts himself about Amaechi’s feats when he stated: How can Amaechi build polytechnics and call them Model Secondary Schools? I will convert that of Saakpenwa to a polytechnic.”1469