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Oil Well Dispute: You betrayed Rivers people, stabbed us – Wike takes a swipe at Ihedioha


Governor Nyesom Wike has once again lambasted former Imo State Governor Emeka Ihedioha, accusing him of abandoning the people of Rivers State.

The Governor, who said that Rivers people spent their money and slept through the night to ensure Ihedioha became governor of Imo State, advised anybody scheming against the state in whatever way to brace themselves for a disastrous collapse in life.

Wike, speaking at a special thanksgiving event in Rivers State Wednesday, stated that Ihedioha wrecked the prior arrangement between the two states on sharing the benefits of the oil well after just four to five months in office.


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He regretted the actions of Ihedioha and the current Governor, Hope Uzodimma who rescinded the political arrangement of 50:50 sharing formula of the proceeds from the disputed oil well.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.”

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