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APC alleges wasteful expenditure in Rivers State

03 July 2015, 10:38Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has squandered more than N60 billion in his first 30 days as Governor, the State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged.

APC State Chairman, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, made the disclosure in Port Harcourt.

“In what is clearly a tale of the absurd, Wike’s rubber stamp State House of Assembly has approved a whopping sum of N30 billion within 30 days for expenditure without any project attached,”Ikanya said.

Also Read:APC Crisis : Oyegun exonerates self from graft allegations

He said apart from the N30 billion, the administration of former governor,  Chibuike Amaechi left the sum of N7,5 billion, plus the N23 billion released to the State from the Federation Account and Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), making the total funds available for Wike to squander over
N60 billion.

“within the 30 days, which rank among the worst in the history of Rivers State, Wike has neither initiated nor embarked upon any project."

He alleged this was apart from spending on a lavish lifestyle and "sharing a with Patience Jonathan, INEC officials and others that supervised the killing of Rivers State people so that Wike would become Governor."

APC is contesting the election of Wike as Governor ahead of its candidate, Dakuku Peterside.

- CAJ News


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