Governor Nyesom Wike has again slammed former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, accusing him of betraying the people of Rivers State.
The Governor, who claimed that Rivers people spent their money and sleepless nights to make sure Ihedioha became Imo State governor, warned those conspiring against the State in any form to be ready to experience devastating downfall in life.
Wike, who spoke at a special thanksgiving service in Rivers State, yesterday, said that just four to five months in office as governor, Ihedioha destroyed the previous agreement being enjoyed by the two States on sharing of the proceeds of the oil well.
Rivers State secured a legal victory at the Supreme Court in the oil well dispute between them and Imo State last week. The oil wells are located in Akiri and Mbede communities.
He regretted the actions of Ihedioha and the current Governor, Hope Uzodimma who rescinded the political arrangement of 50:50 sharing formula of the proceeds from the disputed oil well.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.