Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has just one agenda, which is “Amaechi”.
Amaechi, who governed Rivers between 2007 and 2015, stated this when he featured on Question Time, a programme on Channels Television.
“The governor has just one agenda – if he is in his toilet, ‘Amaechi’; if he is outside his toilet, ‘Amaechi’” the Minister said.
Amaechi also denied having any issues with Wike, comparing him to one of his sons.
“He (Wike) was my staff; he is like one of my sons,” Amaechi said.
“Why should I engage him? He was local government chairman when I was the speaker of the state,” he added.
Amaechi said his impact was still being felt in the state, particularly in the education sector.
“When I was governor, I used Rivers state’s money on projects in the state. If you visit the state, you will see the primary schools that we built. No matter what the governor does, the projects are there,” he said.
“I hired 13,200 teachers who are alive, I established primary schools, the primary schools are there. They are no longer maintained. When I was there, I appointed a contractor whose responsibility was to come to school like the children,” he added.
Amaechi and Wike do not see eye to eye, since Amaechi parted ways with former President Goodluck Jonathan.