Ortom, Rivers PDP bicker over calls for probe of Paris Club refund
He said Wike was apparently trying to divert attention from the gross failure of governance and stinking corruption being witnessed in Rivers State.“Governor Wike’s call for the probe of last December’s Paris Club refund to Benue is a poor diversionary tactic. It is on record that Governor Samuel Ortom was the first to declare the Paris Club refund to Benue and stated specifically how much the state was expecting many weeks before the funds came in. When the N12.7 billion was released, the governor made it public including the disbursement for workers’ salaries. Governor Wike on the other hand has not made known to Rivers people the amount the state received as the first tranche of the refund.
But the PDP chairman in Rivers, Felix Obuah, has extended invitation to Governor Ortom to come and assess the developmental projects of the Wike’s administration.Obuah maintained that infrastructural, human capacity and institutional development have been top priorities of the Wike administration for which Rivers people, residents and business operators in the state are happy about.
He expressed grave concern over the insecurity leading to continued loss of lives of innocent citizens in Benue State under the watch of Mr. Ortom,
noting that any government worth its salt should be able to provide security for its citizens, a great feat that the Wike administration has achieved.
The PDP chairman regretted that Benue State governor, was unable to pay monthly salaries of civil servants running into several months, after borrowing over N60 billion in seven months.
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