The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has challenged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to mention the names of governors embezzling local government funds.
He said this on Friday during the inauguration of the Mgbuosimini Internal Roads in Rivers State.
He said, “I want to challenge Mr. President, Mr. President you are a leader and we believe as leaders you must come out and tell Nigerians, who are those committing this offence? You said the governors are taking local government funds, I want to say in the name of Almighty God I have never touched local government funds one day, I have never and I have no reason to do that.”
“So Mr. President who are those people? You know them, tell us. It is not good to say what you call class defamation, you say, governors, please I am not one of those governors, so Mr. President please spare me, tell Nigerians that the Integrity governors are not part of them, we have integrity, we are not part of them,” Wike said.
Buhari had on Thursday accused some state governors of stealing local government funds. He said this during his speech at the presidential parley for members of the Senior Executive Course 44 (2022) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies at the State House.