APC accuses Wike, Rivers govt of blackmail

0
51

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers
Again, the Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, said it has received confirmation from officials of two companies, Intels Services and Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Ltd insisting that the Nyesom Wike-led Rivers State Government blackmailed them into fully paying for the reconstruction of a section of the East/West Road.
The officials, who pleaded anonymity, according to a statement by Chris Finebone, the Publicity Secretary of APC, disclosed to the party that the hurried meeting the Rivers State Commissioner for Works, Kevin K. Wachukwu held with them after the APC raised the accusation against the governor earlier, was to cover up their dubious action having been caught pants down.
The APC is sad that the Commissioner for Works, at the behest of Governor Nyesom Wike, was unable to address the facts of the matter which are:
“That Governor Wike, at the time of flagging off the project, stated that the contractor (RCC) will be paid N1.5bn before commencement of work while the balance will be paid when work gets up to 80 per cent and that the project will be completed in two months.
“That the partnering companies such as Indorama Petrochemicals Ltd, Intel Services, NNPC and others had fully paid over N2b by July, 2015.
“What accounts for the fact that there have not been activities by RCC at the work site for months now?
“That whereas the partnering companies had contributed over N2b, only N1.85b has been paid to RCC.”
APC asked “How come the Commissioner for Works cited only companies like NPA and Oil & Gas Free Zone Authority that allegedly had not made full payment but went quiet about those companies that have fully paid such as Intels Services, Indorama, NNPC (Refinery) and others and the amount paid?”
The APC challenged Governor Nyesom Wike to publicly refute that …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper