Posted by News Express | 22 February 2016 | 3,186 times
The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike to ensure that all stolen funds belonging to the people are recovered from public treasury looters, by urgently putting in place, necessary machinery for in-depth investigation into activities of former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) under Rotimi Amaechi, Senator Magnus Abe; former Managing Director of Risonpalm, Mr Andrew Uchendu and former works commissioner and All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant, Dr Dakuku Peterside, among others.
The party chairman, Bro Felix Obuah, who disclosed this in a statement issued from his Port Harcourt office, appealed to the governor to also implement the Rivers State Government White Paper, which exposed massive looting and stealing of Rivers tax payers’ money under the administration of Mr Amaechi, with a view to recovering all stolen monies to cushion the harsh effects of the empty treasury left behind by the previous administration as well as the slipshod economic policies of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of the All Progressives Congress.
In the statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Rivers PDP chairman, Mr Jerry Needam, the party regretted that under former Governor Amaechi, officials of the government and caretaker committee chairmen shamelessly and criminally shared, among themselves, loans meant for peasant farmers in the state. “The same farmers the APC denied loans the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), provided are same people they are approaching for votes,” Obuah said, adding that he who must come to equity, must come with clean hands.
The PDP boss charged the governor to ensure that investigation is duly conducted into the activities of the earlier mentioned public officers and others, to identify the roles they played directly or indirectly in the looting of the common wealth of Rivers people.
Obuah also admonished the erstwhile officials and other APC chieftains to submit to such investigation to prove their innocence.
“The state will hardly recover; and the people will remain unhappy until those fingered in the mindless looting of the state resources go through the necessary investigation and prosecution, over the massive looting that characterised the administration of Amaechi, and such loot recovered for the development of the state.”
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