Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that there is no going back on the prosecution of the former governor of the state and the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Wike also said the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the state, Tonye Cole must face a court trial over alleged looting of the state’s assets.
The governor said Rivers people have resolved to resist individuals who had looted assets of the state while presiding over them as governor.
He insisted on prosecuting any individual or organisation identified as taking part in looting the treasury of the state.
Wike said this on Thursday, shortly after signing the contract for the construction of the 11th and 12th flyover bridges and the dualisation of Azikiwe Street- Illoabuchi Road in Port Harcourt.
The contract was signed between the State government and Julius Berger Nigeria Plc in Port Harcourt.
Wike said he was determined to safeguard the state from those who are only interested in looting the commonwealth of Rivers people.
“They can run helter-skelter to stop their arraignment, but they must be arraigned and tried. What Rivers people will hear, Rivers people will be shocked to know what the former governor of the State and Minister did in this state with his partner, Tonye Cole.
“If they (Ameachi and Cole) like, let them bring 500 Senior Advocates of Nigeria, they will face the trial. So that Nigerians will hear, Rivers people will see how this state was looted.
“Anybody can be governor, but not those we have identified that have looted the state treasury. If we can do 12 flyovers from 2019 to now with the little amount of money we are getting, imagine what the previous administration would have done.
“If the previous administration that had a lot of money had done them, we would have concentrated on other things. But we are still working within the city to change its landscape.”