The Rivers State Democracy Sustainable Group, a group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the giveaways by Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, is too much.
In the past weeks, Wike has reportedly doled out millions of naira to State governments, organisations and individuals for charitable purposes.
However, in an issued statement yesterday, the group’s convener, Justin Chibuike, wondered if the funds he gives out are being appropriated by the State House of Assembly. He alleged that Wike is not accountable to the people of Rivers despite the fact that he is demanding the same from the PDP.
“This is of importance because Rivers people have seen how the governor went to Lagos state to endorse the APC governor of the state, against his party’s candidate, and in so doing donated the sum of N300m to the national women’s conference organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) at the Eko Hotels and Suites.
“It is quite unfortunate that a man who seeks accountability in his party is involved in actions that negate the core values of a just course. The governor swore an oath to be accountable to Rivers people, and we are of this notice asking him to give accounts of his ridiculous spending of state resources”, he stated.
According to him, “The governor, in one of his many giveaways, went to his kinsmen in Ogbumnuabali and doled out a mouth-watering sum of N2 billion for doing absolutely nothing. Such a fund would have been directed to fixing the uninhabitable condition of our State secretariats, because the civil servants in the State have seen nothing but neglect”.