Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
“The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Governor Nyesom Wike to retrace his errant steps quickly or be caught in the web of illegality which his action has created.
APC made the call in a statement signed by its state Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chris Finebone, on allegation that the governor illegally obtained N10 billion loan from an unnamed commercial bank in Port Harcourt without due approval from the Rivers State House of Assembly.
The party said according to an undisclosed source who was involved in the entire arrangement, Wike metwith his loyalists by 5 am at the Government House in Port Harcourt where he briefed them to keep the loan from the prying eyes of Rivers People.
The statement also claims that Governor Wike had earlier on forged a state executive decision empowering him to embark on securing the illegal loan while accusing Mr. Kenneth Kobani of endorsing the decision.
“By 6 am, the House members, who were previously notified of the unusual meeting, privately passed a resolution authorising the governor to borrow the sum of N10 billion from a commercial bank. A second resolution authorizing another N22 billion was also considered.
“It is public knowledge that there is no legally constituted State Cabinet in Rivers State and the government has so confessed and agreed in writing elsewhere. We are also aware that there was no proper and public sitting by the Rivers State House of Assembly where such a resolution was passed.”