The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said on Sunday that he would stay away from the Government House in Port Harcourt for the next three months as a result of the vandalisation of the property in the place by the immediate past administration.
Wike, who spoke at the post-inauguration thanksgiving service in Port Harcourt, disclosed that all the vehicles in the Government House had been taken away.
The governor disclosed that he noticed that the bullet proof doors, furniture, cars, crested carpets, curtains and windows were not left behind by the former administration.
Wike explained that he was able to observe the missing items during an inspection of the Government House after he was sworn in as the state’s chief executive.
He said, “As I speak with you, everything has been vandalised. I will not enter the Government House in the next two or three months. There is no vehicle in Government House, not even one. Yet the former governor (Rotimi Amaechi) talks about corruption.”
The governor assured the people that he would not disappoint them and the Peoples Democratic Party.
In his remark, the Senate President, David Mark, expressed optimism that the PDP would return to power at the federal level in 2019 as Nigerians would yearn for the party after four years of the APC regime.
Mark noted that most of the party’s achievements would be glaring to Nigerians within a short period.
The post inauguration thanksgiving service reception was attended by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, Senator Hope Uzodinma, Senators-elect from the South-South and South-East, Acting National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus and members of the National Working Committee of the PDP.
Meanwhile, the former Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, Chief Tony Okocha, has described Wike’s claim that the facility was vandalised by the Amaechi administration as false.
Okocha maintained that the property in the Government House were intact before the immediate past administration left.