Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the administration started the process of infrastructural development afresh because the immediate past administration of Rotimi Amaechi squandered resources that accrued to the state under his eight years of misrule.
He said it was Amaechi’s eight years of misrule that made it impossible for the former governor to construct a road to the hometown of his political mentor , Chief Godspower Ake of the APC .
The governor also urged the people of Rivers State to rise up and pray to God to handle those working with outsiders to disrupt the political process and deny the Rivers people representation at the Senate .
Governor Wike spoke on Sunday during the 10th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service of the Omega Power Ministry in Port Harcourt and the Harvest Thanksgiving of Saint Luke Anglican Church , Rumuadaolu.
At the Saint Luke Anglican Church , Governor Wike said : “”Amaechi squandered the money of our people, using state resources to sponsor elections in other places.
“”Because of the funds squandered by Amaechi, we are starting the development of sstatewide infrastructure afresh. For eight years, at a time that the state got approximately N20billion monthly, that administration failed to develop critical infrastructure.
“”G..U Ake was Amaechi’s political mentor. Yet for eight years, he denied his community the required access road. For us, we will continue to ensure the development of infrastructure in all communities of Rivers State , irrespective of the political leaning of the people “.
Speaking at the Omega Power Ministry , Governor Wike , Governor Wike said he has presented the political problem of the state before God, urging all Christians to pray fervently for the sustenance of the state .
He said: “The same God who ensured that we overcame them in 2015, will answer our prayers”.
The governor commended the General Overseer of Omega Power Ministry , Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere for his commitment to the welfare of the less privileged .
In his remarks , General Overseer of the Omega Power Ministry , Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere lauded Governor Wike for living up to his promise of approving the building permit of the church and also granting it certificate of occupancy .
He said all members of Omega Power Ministry , irrespective of their political party , love Governor Wike for his commitment to development and the welfare of the people.
Highpoint of the 10th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service of Omega Power Ministry was the handing over of the symbolic Government House key to Governor Wike by Apostle Chinyere .
Simeon Nwakaudu ,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor , Electronic Media .
30th October , 2016.