Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has described as unfortunate the desperation of the Federal Government to cover corruption simply because her principal financial sponsor is involved.
Briefing Rivers Christian leaders on the development at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday, Wike stated that the Rivers State Government is not interested in the prosecution of the immediate past Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, but simply seeking the return of funds belonging to the state.
He said that the should the Federal Government return the stolen resources domiciled by the Former Governor at his Ikoyi residence, the said funds would be deployed for the completion of Amaechi’s abandoned pet project, the monorail.
Governor Wike said that the promotion of insults and needless propaganda will not detract the Rivers State Government from recovering her stolen resources, declaring that the state is ready for a lengthy battle with the Federal Government over the ‘Ikoyi billions’.
“The Federal Government wants us to believe that a security agency will keep a whopping N16 billion in a private residence in cash. They think that Nigerians don’t have brains.
“When millions of dollars were found in Kaduna, the EFCC was quick to announce the owner of that money. Now they don’t know the whistle blower in the case of the ‘Ikoyi billions’ and they are afraid to disclose the owner of the money.
“I am not interested in the prosecution of our son, the former governor, Rotimi Amaechi. We are just interested in the return of Rivers money. God has caught them”.
He warned: “If the Federal Government does not leave Rivers State alone, it will never be well with them!”
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