Passage of RVSG N307b budget under 24 hours the height of banditry

The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, and a cross section of Rivers people received with shock the news that the Rivers State House of Assembly [RSHA] received and passed a N307 billion 2016 budget proposal by Governor Nyesom Wike administration under 24 hours of presentation by the governor.

The APC believes that this is the height of banditry because what the RSHA has done, with most of the members still contesting the nullification of their elections at the Appeal Courts, is a confirmation that the legislative and executive arms of government in Rivers State have a common agenda to wreck havoc on the peoples’ commonwealth and legitimize their actions through a spurious budget before being chased away by the law courts.

The APC calls on Rivers people to hold Barr. Nyesom Wike and his co-travellers responsible for the last minute schemes to short-change them as demonstrated by series of criminally curious actions the governor and members of the RSHA have taken in the twilight of their temporary sojourn in office. We wish to inform the governor and his co-actors that, to the extent that the law allows, they will be made to account for all the anti-people actions they perpetrated against Rivers people while exercising their stolen mandates.

Chris Finebone

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