Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) said Rivers
State civil servants, pensioners and contractors must blame Governor Nyesom Wike,
not President Muhammadu Buhari, for non-payment.
APC regional chairman, Davies Ikanya, said while it
sympathised with those affected by the setback, it would be wrong to lay the
blame on Buhari and the APC-led Federal Government.
“We as a political party truly sympathise with Rivers civil
servants, pensioners and contractors over their current travails,” said Ikanya.
“However, we wish to disagree with insinuations in some
quarters in the state that President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC-led Federal
Government are responsible for this unfortunate situation.”
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Ikanya alleged Wike and his People's Democratic Party (PDP)
were solely responsible for the woes of Rivers workers, retires and
contractors, by refusing to pay them for the past eight months.
“Sadly, Wike has squandered all these funds on things that
have little or nothing to do with the good of Rivers State and its people,”
He alleged the funds had been spent on PDP conferences,
sponsoring violence against opponents and funding PDP candidates in other
“He prefers spending the money he should use to pay salaries
and uplift the lives of Rivers state people and prefers to flex muscles with
Abuja in his bid to be seen as the PDP leader in the country.”
– CAJ News
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