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APC Anti-corruption remains is a joke until Amaechi is prosecuted-Governor WIKE

APC Anti-corruption remains

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that APC Anti-corruption remains is a joke until Amaechi is prosecuted, the APC Federal Government’s  fight on corruption can only be taken seriously  if it prosecutes alleged indicted persons who siphoned resources belonging to the  Rivers State Government. 

Governor Wike said that documents and evidence from the State Judicial Commission of Inquiry have been transmitted to the Police and the Anti-Corruption Agencies, but no action has been taken.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by the members of the Okpo Club of Nigeria (Ikwerre Lawyers Worldwide) on Tuesday at the Government House Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said that the sale of Rivers assets was done in  a manner to defraud the state.

He said majority of the assets were sold to Sahara Ltd in very questionable circumstances as determined by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry.

According  to him, the sad aspect of the transactions  by the  immediate past administration was that it paid back $50million to Sahara Ltd on the allegation that the company loaned that amount to the Rivers State Government.

He directed the State Attorney General  to commence the process for the unilateral implementation of the recommendations  of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry, since the Anti-Corruption  Agencies  have refused to act.

On interventions  in the construction  of Federal Courts in Rivers State, Governor Wike  said that his administration is interested  in advancing  the course of justice, hence  the diligent investments.

He said that the National Industrial Court will be completed by January 2018. He said despite the hostilities of the Court of Appeal, the administration  undertook  to remodel the Port Harcourt Division of the court in the interest of justice.

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On state-wide development, Governor Wike noted that the administration  has visible projects  presence in 22 out of the  23 Local Government Areas of the state.

Earlier, Chairman of Okpo Club of Nigeria (Ikwerre Lawyers Worldwide), Chukwuma Chinwo lauded the Rivers State Governor for investing in the revival and growth of the Judiciary in the state.

He stated that achievements in the area of education, health and road infrastructure have changed the landscape of the state.

They assured Governor Wike of their support, noting  that they are proud of his achievements as a lawyer.

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