The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has been described as an incurable drunk who should never be taken seriously because he speaks under the influence of alcohol.
This allegation against Governor Wike who describes himself as a Governor with a capital “G”, was made by his predecessor in office, Chibuike Amaechi.
Amaechi lamented that Wike, allegedly, spends N50m of Rivers State money, weekly, to purchase alcohol and claimed he got the information from the Governor’s alcohol supplier.
The weekly amount squandered on getting drunk, lamented the immediate past Transportation Minister, could have been used to build schools in the State.
Amaechi spoke on Tuesday at Ogba/Egbema/Ndoki Area during his campaig for the All Progressives Congress, APC, Governorship Candidate in the state, Tonye Cole, ahead of the March 18, 2023, Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections. He urged the people not to vote for Wike’s Candidate because a vote for Sim Fubara, the PDP Candidate, is an endorsement of Wike’s third term in office.
The public funds, he told the people, allegedly being wasted by Wike on alcohol alone, is enough “to start and complete projects that would be of huge benefit to the people of the state.”
Amaechi claimed he built primary schools as governor with the equivalent of what Wike spends on alcohol in two weeks.
Amaechi: “The person Wike buys alcohol from, said Wike spends N50million every week on alcohol. The primary schools we built is N112 million. It means that in two weeks, Wike has drank one primary school.
“When Wike talks, it is alcohol that is talking. And he’s so shameless about it. Wike told the whole world on live Television that he was drinking a very expensive 40-year old whiskey, in the morning.
“We are asking INEC to be neutral. The people have rejected Wike and his Government. Every street I went to, people were jumping on top of me shouting.”
Amaechi and Wike, once bossom friends and political allies, have been at loggerheads for over eight years.