The Rivers state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, of plans to pay off the six months’ salary arrears the Ekiti state government was owing its workers ahead of the forth coming governorship election in that state as well as bankrolling PDP activities.
APC in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Chris Finebone, on Monday claimed that after the defeat of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 presidential elections, Governor Wike took over control of the party nationally and has been spending billions of naira belonging to Rivers taxpayers to sustain the PDP.
In the statement, the APC said that: “Quite sadly, we note that the decision of Gov Wike to pay outstanding six months salaries owed to Ekiti State civil servants is coming as part of Wike’s inordinate desire to maintain his position as the leading financier and national leader of PDP. Whereas other PDP governors are busy developing their states and bettering the standard of living of their people, Gov Wike remains consumed by the obscene and inordinate craving to continue as the little god of PDP. While no one begrudges him the pursuit of his vane glory, the bitter truth is that Gov Wike is fritting away resources that should be channelled at bettering the lot of the ordinary Rivers people.”
It went on to say that “The APC calls on Rivers people to protest the decision of Gov. Nyesom Wike to, once again, embark on this senseless and atrocious decision to spend billions of naira belonging to Rivers people to pay six months outstanding salaries of Ekiti State civil servants while the workers and people of Rivers State are suffering poverty, indignities and penury.”