Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that Governor Nyesom Wike spent “N15.5 billion” of Rivers State resources to sponsor the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention
The party also stated that he is now being derisively referred to as, “The Port Harcourt ATM”.
The allegation was made in a statement the party issued through Chukwuemeka Eze, a media aide to Davies Ikanya, Rivers APC chairman.
“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,” part of the statement read.
The allegation is coming on the heels of the last Saturday PDP convention in Abuja that saw Uche Secondus, who was supported by Wike, emerged national chairman of the party.
Wike was said to have distributed a ‘Unity List’ among delegates at the event, which was said to contain names of party chieftains to be elected into the various positions that were up for grabs.
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