The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) In Rivers State has accused State Governor, Nyesom Wike of spending the state’s funds to sponsor Prince Uche Secondus’ National Chairmanship victory.
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Opposition Party in Rivers State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the State PDP Governor, Nyesom Wike diverted about N15.5 billion of the state’s funds to sponsor the election bid of Prince Uche Secondus as the National Chairman of the party at the just concluded Party National Convention.
The Chairman of the APC in Rivers State, Davies Ikanya made these allegations in a statement released by his media, Chukwuemeka Eze.
Ikanya stated that Governor Wike is fond of huge financial inducement, using the state’s funds and this has thus earned him the nickname, ‘Port-Harcourt ATM’ amidst other PDP members.
The statement read: “The report that governor of Rivers state, Chief Nyesom Wike, spent a whopping N15.5 billion of Rivers state resources to sponsor Saturday’s elective national convention of the PDP and install his lackey, Prince Uche Secondus, as the new National Chairman of the party came to us as a political party as shocking, unfortunate, unacceptable and condemnable.
“We have always been aware of the notoriety of Governor Wike in acts like this, so we are not surprised that he is today derisively referred to as The Port Harcourt ATM by PDP top stakeholders on account of his huge financial inducement as he is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to take full control of PDP ahead of the 2019 general elections.
“Governor Wike has a reputation of heavy financial inducements. Sadly, back home in Rivers State, the government owes a lot of backlog in salaries to civil servants and arrears of pension to pensioners.
“The Governor is also known for embarking on low-value projects spiced up with massive media coverage. He has destroyed our education by recalling our students on scholarship overseas, etc, in addition to several other atrocities.”