Governor Nyesom Wike has again hit out at Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
This time, Wike alleged that Amaechi while in the saddle of Rivers as governor spent N12bn to fumigate the state but all the same, the areas are still nest of mosquitoes, and he is victim of the insect.
The governor’s vitriol was in response to the minister’s statement at the funeral ceremony of the late Justice Karibi Whyte, former justice of the supreme court, at the weekend where he complained of rising insecurity, bad roads and intimidation of the judiciary in the state.
Responding on a live television programme, Wike said Amaechi did not cover himself in glory when he was the state governor and had no moral right to condemn him, saying, “I also heard him say he’s the best governor. I have no problem about that, he’s very right. If a man can close the court for two years, why would he not be the best governor?
“One of the things that made him the best governor, for fumigation of a state like Rivers state, we paid over N12 billion so that there would be no more mosquitoe. Today, mosquito is still biting me.”