The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted Governor Nyesom Wike’s claim that he did not provide financial support to the Edo State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Wike had on Friday dismissed reports that he backed Ize-Iyamu with a N2 billion donation, saying all he gave was moral support.
But the Rivers APC insisted that Wike has been a pillar of financial backing for Ize-Iyamu.
The APC Publicity Secretary in Rivers, Chris Finebone, said yesterday that Ize-Iyamu has been receiving massive financial support from Wike.
Finebone said: “Wike should, for once, be courageous to accept that he also gave material and financial support to the Edo PDP’s governorship candidate (Ize-Iyamu), as charged by Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
“We all know that Wike is still on his schizophrenic delusion of grandeur. It is this same obscene pursuit of his that sent the PDP to its present life-support situation. Happily, some of his own people are now cutting him to size.
“The APC in Rivers State believes that Wike mobilized and exported militants and hoodlums to Edo State to rig the September 10 election and he will repeat the same on September 28, 2016 (new date for the governorship poll). Security agents and Edo people must be vigilant.
“We have informed him (Wike) that since all his (Wike’s) government can export is militancy, election-rigging and violence, he should tell Rivers people how much inflow that will bring, to improve the economy of Rivers State.
“The Rivers State governor should halt his ego trip and conserve funds to pay teachers outstanding seven months salaries, pay pensioners their nine months pensions, close to one year outstanding wages to Rivers State House of Assembly legislative aides and others who are already dying every now and then”.