I may not operate from Govt House in 3 months —Wike

RIVERS State governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that it may take three months before he starts operating from the Government House, given an alleged vandalism of facilities therein.

He accused his predecessor, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, of having looted the facilities, including furniture, cars, bullet-proof doors, crested carpets, curtains and windows in the Government House.
“As I speak with you, everything has been vandalised. I will not enter the Government House in the next two or three months. There is no vehicle in Government House, not even one. Yet, the former governor talks about corruption," he said.
He made the allegation while speaking at a reception organised at the end of a post-inauguration church service, held in Port Harcourt, on Sunday.
Wike, however, said the ugly situation would not stop his administration from developing Rivers State, assuring that he would not disappoint the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the people of the state.
Reacting, Amaechi described as untrue, the allegation by Wike that he (Amaechi) looted the facilities at the Government House.
Describing the allegation as false, Chief of Staff, Government House, during the Amaechi administration, Chief Tony Okocha, said the property in the Government House were intact before the immediate past administration left.
At the post-inauguration event, Senate President, David Mark, assured that PDP would return to power at the federal in 2019, noting that Nigerians would be craving for the return of the party after four years of All Progressives Congress (APC) rule.
He said PDP would only experience opposition for four years, as most of the achievements of the party would be glaring to Nigerians within the period.
Mark also said Rivers State was now the cornerstone of PDP nationwide, admonishing Governor Wike to rise to the occasion and deliver dividends of democracy, in line with expectations of the people who voted him.
The reception was attended by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihediohal; Senator Hope Uzodinma, senators-elect from the South-South and South-East and PDP acting national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, among others.

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