Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has taken a swipe on the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, for accusing governors within the area of mismanagement of 13 % derivation fund.
He mentioned it was disingenuous for Akpabio who as Governor of Akwa Ibom State to behave like a demi-god, to accuse incumbent governors of economic recklessness simply because they didn’t attend the inauguration of Niger Delta Growth Fee ((NDDC) headquarters constructing in Port Harcourt on Thursday.
The governor took a swipe on the minister throughout the inauguration of the Commerce Union Congress (TUC) Secretariat Constructing, carried out by the Nationwide President of TUC, Comrade Quadri Olaleye, on Friday in Ozuoba City of Obio/Akpor Native Authorities Space of Rivers State.
“We knew when Akpabio was governor what he was doing. In actual fact, he noticed himself as god then. Now, he has the temerity to insult South South Governors. We are going to meet at some point. If he did nicely, why did he fail Senate election. If his individuals love him, why did he fail Senate election. Odd senate? And you’ll come and speak to us.”
Governor Wike accused the minister of sponsoring militants to solid aspersion on Niger Delta state governors by demanding that they need to account for N55billion they obtained. He puzzled how the minister got here in regards to the mentioned quantity.
“You (Akpabio) went and began sponsoring so known as militants that we must always render account of N55billion. The place did we get the N55 billion? If we acquired N55billion then he acquired N200 trillion. You can not insult individuals.”
He defined that the inauguration of the NDDC headquarters constructing was deliberate with out resort to the governors within the area to know if the date was appropriate for them.
The governor additionally mentioned Senator Godswill Akpabio lacks the morality to ask what the governors have carried out with the 13 % derivation, when he acquired more cash as a governor as a result of Nigeria’s economic system was higher then.
“I’ve informed him (Akpabio) to take much less. Now, he’s taking on South-South governors, we are going to inform him that when he was governor, he was appearing as a king. There was cash as at the moment. What was the trade fee N150 to a Greenback, at the moment we’re virtually having N500 to a Greenback. Akpabio had cash and he had the temerity to say ask South-South governors what they’re doing with 13 % of their cash.”
Governor Wike mentioned it was dangerous for individuals to rob their failure on different when it’s recognized to many how inconsistent and sycophantic they’re to be politically related.
“I’m not a sycophant. I’m not an inconsistent particular person; I don’t give a rattling. He can not say he has been seeing me in his villa. So if he desires to speak let him focus in his state, to not enterprise once more and discuss Rivers State. If he does it once more, he’ll remorse assembly Rivers State. Folks ought to say what they follow. I’ll present a video the place Akpabio mentioned the President ought to come and be taught from me what I’m doing right here. I’ll present a video quickly.”
Akpabio lacks morality to accuse South-South Govs of mismanaging fund – Wike