Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has alleged that his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, spent the sum of one hundred and fifty million dollars ($150m) to finance the 2015 elections of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Daily Post reports that the Governor made the allegation while speaking at his special thanksgiving service. He claimed that Amaechi who was Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organization, allegedly spent the huge sum between December 1 and 18, 2015 to sponsor the national election campaigns of APC.
He however vowed to recover monies belonging to the state. The governor is quoted as saying:
“Nothing is impossible with God. We won the election clearly as confirmed by the Supreme Court. If there was a rerun, I wouldn’t have contested because there would have been bloodbath. I resolved not to be part of anything that would bring bloodbath,” he said.
“I am the executive governor of Rivers State and a strong one for that matter. We will support INEC to conduct credible elections. However, any official who plans to rig will get the treatment reserved for armed robbers”, he said
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