Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi disclosed yesterday that 90 per cent of his close friends abandoned him during the disagreement between him and President Goodluck Jonathan even as he accused the government of having ceaselessly embarked on smear campaigns against him.
Amaechi explained that at the peak of his disagreement with the Federal Government, the police, military and other security agencies were reporting to the wife of the President.
In a documentary which featured his giant strides in security, works, agriculture, education, transportation, health and social development, Amaechi’s administration was projected as not only as having positively transformed the state, but provided opportunities for the indigent to climb to the apex of their potentialities.
He stressed that it was a period Nigeria should not go back to again, stressing that public officers should learn to lead by the rule so as to avoid abuses as wives of incumbents were not elected and allowing them step their bounds naturally leads to abuse of office.
The outgoing Rivers State governor said his achievements spoke volume, adding that all he did in Rivers State were not for self-glorification but to bequeath a legacy for successive administrations.