Abuja - The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a probe on some officials of the
immediate past administration, including losing governorship candidate, Dakuku
Peterside, for alleged fraud.
Other officials the party want investigated include former
Secretary to the State Government (SSG) under then-governor, Rotimi Amaechi,
and Magnus Abe, former Managing Director of Risonpalm, Andrew Uchendu.
Peterside is former Works Commissioner.
Rivers PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah, appealed to Governor Nyesom
Wike to also implement the Rivers State Government White Paper, which is said
to have exposed massive looting and stealing of tax payers’ money under the
administration of Amaechi.
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Such measures, Obuah said, should be done with a view to
recovering money allegedly stolen by the past administration.
“Under former Governor Rotimi Amaechi, officials of the
government and Caretaker Committee Chairmen shamelessly and criminally shared
amongst themselves loans meant for peasant farmers in the State,” alleged
Amaechi and his party have denied such accusations.
However, Obuah urged the officials PDP implicated to submit
to investigations to prove their innocence.
“The State will hardly recover and the people unhappy until
those fingered in the mindless looting of the State resources go through the
necessary investigation and prosecution, over the massive looting that
characterized the administration of Amaechi and such loot recovered for the
development of the State.”
- CAJ News