Wike accuses Ihedioha of betraying Rivers people over oil well dispute

Wike accuses Ihedioha of betraying Rivers people over oil well dispute

Governor Nyesom Wike attacked former Imo State Governor Emeka Ihedioha on Sunday, May 8, accusing him of betraying the people of Rivers State.

Wike claimed that Rivers residents spent their money as well as sleepless nights to ensure that Ihedioha was elected governor of Imo State.

He also warned anyone conspiring against the state in any form to expect a life-changing experience.

Wike spoke at a special thanksgiving event in Rivers State. He said Ihedioha wrecked the prior arrangement between the two States on sharing the benefits of the oil well; after only four to five months in office.

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In the oil well issue with Imo State, Rivers State won a legal victory in the Supreme Court.

He regretted the actions of Ihedioha and the current Governor, Hope Uzodimma who rescinded the political arrangement of the 50:50 sharing formula of the proceeds from the disputed oil well.

Wike said: “This young man (Ihedioha), just within four/five months he became a governor, went to see Mr. President. He wrote to Mr. President that Rivers State is owing Imo State N15billion and, therefore, they should take the money from Rivers State, that the oil wells we are sharing on the 50:50 formula amicably, belong to them.

“This is someone Rivers people, not Rivers State government, supported, and spent money on. I’ve never seen a betrayer like this in my life.

“Rivers people who helped him, had sleepless nights to make him the governor of Imo State. We did everything we could do, thinking that we were supporting a friend. All we got was a stab at the back.”

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