N82m on dinner party for Soyinka;Amaechi denies spending it, ask wike to seek court

Former Rivers state governor Rotimi Amaechi has denied claims by the
Rivers state government that he spent N82 million to host Nobel laureate
Wole Soyinka to a dinner in the state when he was in office. The state
Commissioner for information had in a statement released on Tuesday
alleged that the former governor spent the said amount to organize an
80th birthday dinner party ‎for Soyinka.

In a statement released by his media aide David Iyofor, Amaechi denied
the allegation, asking the state governor Nyesom Wike to go to court if
he found anything incriminating against him.

He said this recent allegation was an attempt by the
state governor to distract the Rivers state indigene from focusing on
his election fraud

“Wike must stop these silly distractions. Rivers people are not
interested in his lies and witch-hunt. Rather, Rivers people want to
know what will happen to their children that he stopped and cancelled
the funding of their scholarships abroad. Rivers people want to know why
the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA), an agency
setup by law is no longer functioning under Wike? Why instead of quality
education, a standard set by his predecessor, under Wike, grasses and
weeds have taken over the beautiful schools built by Amaechi? Rivers
people want to know why the standard health facilities and services put
in place by the Amaechi administration are rotting away, not this petty
rambling. Rivers people want to know why the Wike government does not
care about the security of their lives and property, as violence and
criminals have taken over. Rivers people want to know why it feels as if
there is no government in Rivers State, and this is in spite of the
billions of naira that has accrued to the Wike administration and the
tens of billions of naira borrowed.”

He warned Wike against dragging the names of respected Nigerians who
have made the country proud globally and who are internationally known
to be honest and forthright, such as Prof Soyinka into his unbridled,
unashamed and ill-advised attack of his former boss and benefactor.

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