The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers on Tuesday urged Gov. Nyesom Wike to stop wasting taxpayers’ money on what it called “Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention jamborees.” This is contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by Mr Chris Finebone, Publicity Secretary of APC in the state.
The statement alleged that Wike planned to spend government money to host the convention. It said the APC was deeply worried that the government which allegedly failed to pay the salaries of its civil servants, planned to use public funds to host the party’s convention.
“Our worry heightens when we consider that PDP bills are humongous and Gov. Wike has elected himself to offset the bills with the funds of Rivers people running into billions of Naira.
“Sadly, South-South states and others have always acted the wise boys because their governors know that their peoples’ money should not be wasted on jamborees,” the statement alleged.
It added that “Civil servants, legislative aides, medical workers, teachers and other workers in different sectors in the State are groaning and protesting several months of unpaid salaries and wages.”
The statement advised Wike to concentrate on governance rather than using state resources to host the PDP convention.
“National conventions are very expensive business, the cost run into billions of Naira. Gov. Wike has the responsibility to provide effective governance for the people.
“This he should do with the resources that belong to them and not to fritter billions of Naira belonging to Rivers people on the affairs of his party, the PDP,” the statement added.