ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said he won’t leave office on 29 May 2023 to “run away” from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Wike who is a strong member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said he has nothing to fear if the anti-graft agency comes to probe his administration.
Governor Wike, whose eight-year two-term will end on 29 May, 2023, directed his successor and Rivers State Governor-Elect, Siminlalayi Fubara to show EFCC his many accomplished projects in Rivers if the anti-corruption commission comes for investigation.
Wike stated this on Wednesday at the commissioning of Rumuigbo Internal Road Network in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area in the oil-rich South-South state.
The governor said: “I am happy I am leaving office fulfilled. I’m leaving office with my shoulders high. I am leaving office very well. I’m not leaving office to run away so that EFCC would not come; I’m leaving office and I will stay here; I am not going anywhere. When the EFCC come, go and show them the projects.”
He also expressed gratitude to God, saying what he asked for during the 2023 general elections were achieved.
The Governor also said that he desired a Southern President and a successor and he got both.
Voiceofnaija.ng had reported that the EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said the commission would go after “corrupt” Governors at the expiration of their constitutional immunity on 29 May 2023.
The anti-graft commission had in the past probed and convicted some former governors and is currently investigating some ex-Governors over allegations of misappropriation of funds.