In a statement released today, Peterside accused Wike of turning governance into a circus show and constantly being in the news for all the wrong reasons. He described Governor Wike as a clown whose acts and utterances have continued to bring ridicle to the people of the state
“Not too long ago, Wike apparently suffering from overdose of self delusion said he awarded road projects in far away Benue State and had mobilised contractors to site. The same Wike has also accused the Inspector General of Police of plotting to assassinate him through the new CP in Rivers State. We thought these were jokes taken too far. But the clownish governor has surprised himself with another tale by moonlight in trying to link his former boss and benefactor to the unclaimed money. Time and time again, Wike is bringing ridicule to the office he occupies and embarrassing the people of Rivers State who are known to be intelligent, responsible and decent in upbringing,” he said.Denying claims that Amaechi owns the recovered money, Peterside said Wike should stop attacking his predecessor.
“While Wike can never come near the record of Amaechi, he is doing everything to reverse the unmatchable records of his predecessor. As at today, no one has seen copies of 2016 and 2017 budgets of Rivers State. Schools and health centres are shutting down with thousands of school age children out of school. It is people like Wike who have made Nigerians to call to question the issue of immunity in the Constitution. He is taking immunity as shield to abuse the dignity of the office of Governor. The governor can still retrace his steps and follow the path of dignity, decorum and respect the office he occupies for he holds it in trust on behalf of Rivers people,” he said