The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has tendered a public disgraceful statement against former Senator Magnus Abe, calling him a thief for embezzling funds that was reserved for the construction of a road in Ogoniland.
Governor Wike blatantly said that Mr. Abe who represented Rivers South East during his tenure, collected a contract worth over N4 billion from ex-Governor Chibuike Amaechi, to construct the Kpopie-Bodo City road but the senator from the All Progressives Congress, APC, embezzled the funds.
In a statements released by the Governor’s media aid, Simeon Nwakaudu, Wike was quoted while addressing the Ogoni people at Bodo City Wednesday, July 3.
“The former administration gave Senator Magnus Abe a contract of over N4 billion to construct this Kpopie-Bodo City Road and he embezzled the money. I am here to physically inspect this road. I hereby direct the State Ministry of Works to complete the road.
“It is unfortunate that he abandoned the Bodo section of the road because of his dislike for Bodo people. I have also directed that the road be fitted with street lights for beautification.”
The Governor pointed out that Sakpenwa-Bori Road was under construction by CCECC, boasting that his administration works with “Standard” construction companies.
According to Nyesom Wike, Mr. Abe wasted eight years in the Senate without attracting development to his people. He continued:
“I have disgraced the immediate past administration of APC in Rivers State by working where they failed to work. I have reached out to Ogoni people through projects that is why they are pained by the acceptance we enjoy,”
“I will continue to develop Ogoni land and ensure that the people enjoy the benefits of good governance denied them by the immediate past APC administration where Senator Magnus Abe played a prominent role in defrauding Rivers State.”
Governor Nyesome Wike reiterated his legacies as a former Minister;
“While I was a Minister, I attracted projects to Ikwerre land and also attracted N500 million grant to Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori. As governor, I am committed to development projects across the state and the proofs are everywhere.”