Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has threatened to show some individuals who had surreptitiously stopped the discharge of the mortgage from the Central Financial institution of Nigeria to Abia and Benue states.
He acknowledged that the motive was to punish Governors Samuel Ortom and Okezie Ikpeazu for standing with him to demand the resignation of the Nationwide Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Celebration (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu.
Wike spoke on the 58th birthday celebration of Ikpeazu in his nation dwelling of Umuobiakwa neighborhood in Obingwa native authorities space on Tuesday.
This was contained in a press release issued by media aide to Wike, Kelvin Ebiri, and made obtainable to newsmen in Port Harcourt, Wednesday.
Wike mentioned, “I’ll let you know very quickly, how cash that was supposed to come back to Abia State for my good friend to make use of to develop Abia State was stopped lately by those that suppose they personal this nation, by those that suppose Ikpeazu didn’t assist them.
“As a result of Ikpeazu supported me, they went and stopped Abia state from getting the cash they’re imagined to get to develop Ariara market.
“Okezie Ikpeazu is simply governor of Abia State. He isn’t the proprietor of Abia State He’s only a image of Abia State. Anyone who fights Abia State, you’re not preventing Okezie, you might be preventing the individuals of Abia.”
Wike, who was the particular visitor of honour on the occasion, was accompanied by former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose.
Wike defined that the CBN mortgage was a facility that’s made obtainable to each state of the federation, stating that Rivers State Authorities had accessed and secured the mortgage already.
“I’ll inform all of you, how Abia and Benue States had been denied of their cash that each state had gotten from the Central Financial institution of Nigeria.
“I bought it (CBN mortgage). And anyone who dares to cease my cash, they know, I cannot take it from them. You’ll be able to see how individuals are depraved, they don’t seem to be in workplace but, however they’re preventing individuals, stopping states’ cash.
“At the same time as we now have criticised President Muhammadu Buhari, he has by no means stopped our cash any day, by no means.”
He added, “Let me inform all of you right here, let me use the chance and Nigerians will hear. I by no means advised him I’ll say this.
“Why would some individuals suppose a few of us usually are not Nigerians, some individuals suppose a few of us are slaves. We’d by no means be slaves. I’ll by no means be a slave to anyone.
“So, I’ve advised Ikpeazu to proceed to be quiet and be a professor of proverbs. Once we went to London, he advised the one that referred to as us to the assembly in London, you see this factor taking place to PDP now’s like that ship that wished to capsize carrying Jonah.
“So, because the ship was taking place, they went to Jonah, who mentioned it’s me, it’s not the ship, and so they took Jonah out of the ship. Jonah didn’t die.
“The ship stabilised. So, why not throw this Jonah out in order that the ship can stabilise?”
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