Governor Nyesom Wike has replied Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi over the reason the former governor bought the two helicopters during his tenure as Rivers State governor.
Amaechi had earlier stated that his administration as governor of the state was prevented by Nyesom Wike and former President Goodluck Jonathan from taking possession of the helicopters. He said the helicopters were acquired to promote security in his state.
According to Nigeria Bulletin, Governor Wike in his reply to Amaechi’s allegation said: “The immediate past Rivers state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, could not provide the people of Rivers state with good governance that was why he had to recourse to the purchase of Armoured Helicopters.
“Rivers state Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has no need for Armoured helicopters because he has provided the good people of Rivers State with good governance and they are happy with him.
“In any case, Rivers state is not at war with any country, hence there is no need for armoured helicopters.”
Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike Rivers state has alleged that a plot by security agencies to assassinate him during the December 10, 2016, Rivers election was frustrated six policemen attached to him.
Wike accused the police high command of dismissing the six policemen because they refused to allow the security agencies execute their evil plot of ending his life, Sun reports.
The governor made the accusation on Tuesday, January 24, at the government house in Port Harcourt, when the Aluu council of chiefs paid him a visit.