Rivers State government has stated that the immediate past administration of Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi recorded the most uncompleted projects in the history of the state.
Commissioner for Information and Communications, Dr Austin Tam-George, stated this over the weekend at a press conference in Port Harcourt.
Tam-Geoege, who spoke on the sideline of the Supreme Court verdict that upheld Governor Nyesom Wike’s election, said the verdict has not only ended the battle for the soul of Rivers State, but has justified that sovereignty belongs to the people.
In reiterating the resolve of the Wike-led administration to being development to the people, the commissioner stated that the Amaechi administration received over N3 trillion in revenue.
“Today, the mandate and democratic liberties of the people have been upheld. On behalf of the Rivers State governor, I salute the courage of the people. I also commend the Supreme Court for yielding to the tenets of democracy by upholding the popular mandate delivered to Governor Wike in the 2015 governorship election by the people.
“As we celebrate this victory of democracy, there is need for the people to be vigilant against reactionary politicians that seem determined to roll back the gains made so far by the Wike administration. Rivers State is still reeling from the catastrophic legacy of the Amaechi years. Despite receiving over N3 trillion in revenue in eight years, Amaechi left the most abandoned projects in the history of Rivers State since 1967.”
He stated that over N60 billion was expended on the monorail. “We consider that as a crime against the people and we are informing relevant agencies for prosecution”, he stated.
Fielding questions from journalists, Tam-George emphasised that the Wike administration has rekindled the hope of Rivers people for development.


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