Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor-elect, has accused outgoing Governor Rotimi Amaechi of spending N300 million in order to stop his inauguration.
He alleged that Amaechi had paid the money to some lawyers to secure an illegal order, which would stop his swearing-in but that the move had failed.
The governor-elect also condemned the use of the office of the state’s Attorney-General allegedly by Amaechi to fulfill his purposes and those of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Wike made this known on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, while addressing members of his inauguration and transition committees in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
“Amaechi has boasted that he has looted all the funds and he is threatening that if Buhari is sworn in he will deal with this and the policemen and soldiers.
“That tells you the kind of man you are dealing with. This is just to inform those who are not informed about his antics, so that you will be encouraged in the face of his needless provocation,” he added.
Wike also said that Amaechi’s actions had rendered the state bankrupt and that the case filed against him by the governor had been struck out.
Meanwhile, in the absence of a substantive Chief Judge of the state, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has directed the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State to swear in Wike as Rivers governor on May 29.