Recovered $43 million: Wike takes matter to God


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has again called on Federal Government to return the $43 million found in Ikoyi building, Lagos State to him.

Wike, who stood his ground that it was kept by Transport Minister, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, urged the people of the State to take the matter to God in prayers.

The governor had earlier threatened to drag the the central government to court.

Wike was speaking during the Easter Church Service at Saint Peter’s Anglican Church in Rumuepirikom, where he urged the church, and Christians in the state to pray that God touches the Federal Government to return the money.

Wike frowned at the inability of the All Progressives Congress led government to take action over the money.

The governor maintained that Buhari was selective in its fight against corruption, noting that such approach would hinder the country’s development.

Wike alleged that the APC used between 70 -80 per cent of Rivers money for the 2015 campaigns.

He said, “We need the prayer of the Church, because there is nothing that prayer cannot do.

“Pray that God should touch the government of Nigeria, so that they will return the money to us. What we are interested is for the money to come back to us.”

Wike stated that contrary to Ameachi’s statement, he has not declared war on the Federal Government, but the Rivers State government was simply requesting the return of funds belonging to the state.

He said, “I cannot declare war on the Federal Government. Anybody bringing Buhari’s name, should leave Buhari and face his own problems.

“The issue is who kept the money at the Ikoyi residence. The money was kept there by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.”


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