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Rivers chair demands inquest into Government House “looting”

03 June 2015, 10:04Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Felix Obuah, called on new governor, Nyesom Wike, to ensure the prosecution of officials from the outgoing administration who allegedly looted and vandalised Government House.

According to his spokesman, apparently angered by the alleged raid by Rotimi Amaechi and officials of his administration of such public facilities, the PDP Chairman charged Wike to “stop at nothing but to employ all machineries at his disposal” to ensure that the burgled items were recovered while all those who perpetrated such acts were brought to book accordingly.

“The PDP Chairman notes that the ugly development is responsible for the delay in the use of the Government House by the new Governor and his aides, stressing that with the level of looting and damage witnessed in all offices, halls, rooms and the entire premises of the Government House, one is not sure that the place can be ready for use in the next three months,” said Jerry Needam, Obuah’s spokesperson.

According to Needam, Obuah regretted that all official vehicles of government used by Amaechi and aides in Port Harcourt, Lagos and Abuja were either stolen or vandalized.

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The official said while PDP believes the looted items could be traced if there was a “dyed-in-the wool” effort aimed at recovering them.

“The PDP Chairman again calls on the Governor to ensure that anyone responsible for the looting of government properties in Rivers State Government House, liaison offices in Lagos, Abuja and other places be prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others, saying the PDP Government in the State is determined to provide transparent and people-oriented government,” said Needam.

Immediate past governor, Amaechi, has denied the allegations of looting saying this was a conspiracy to siphon state funds in the guise of renovating a vandalised and looted Government House and falsely smear his image.

- CAJ News


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