Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) in
the Rivers State has called on federal government authorities to enforce the
upkeep of taxpayers’ money following allegations the Rivers government had applied
for loans amounting to N10 billion.
The party fears the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike
will improperly spend the money.
APC reported Wike on Thursday sought and received approval
by the Rivers State House of Assembly to obtain yet another N10 billion loan
from a commercial bank, adding that while reasons (albeit superficial) were
given for the loans in the past, this time no reason was attached to the loan
request before the Assembly approved it.
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“We condemn this action by the governor. We do not
understand why the governor of a richer state like Akwa Ibom chose not to
provide such imprudent benevolence to the PDP,” APC regional spokesperson,
Senibo Chris Finebone, said.
“The APC also calls on the Hon. Minister of Finance, the
Federal Accounts Allocation Committee and all other relevant entities to
strictly enforce regulations that protect the peoples’ money from the shackles
of shylock governors like Chief Nyesom Wike.”
Finebone alleged the governor had obtained loans amounting
to N90 billion since assuming power in 2015.
“No governor should be allowed to mortgage the future of the
people the way Gov. Wike is doing,” said Finebone.