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Account For 13% Oil Derivation Backlog Paid By Buhari – Wike To Niger Delta Govs

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has challenged his counterparts in the Niger Delta zone to account for the large sums of money received as backlog for the 13% oil derivation since 1999, which President Muhammadu Buhari authorised and paid.

Wike issued the challenge to the nine governors on Friday night during a banquet hosted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State for the PDP G5 governors, who are in Port Harcourt for the party’s state-level campaign launch on Saturday.

The governor reminded banquet participants that while he can refer to initiatives completed by his administration with Rivers funds, some of his colleagues cannot.

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He said, “I am not an Apostle of Buhari; he is not my friend but I have no regret to appreciate him for paying the money meant for the Niger Delta states. He has paid. Let everybody come and account for it.”

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Wike praised Buhari for approving all payments due to the Niger Delta states since 1999 during the commissioning of the Nabo Graham-Douglas CPUs at the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt.

Wike lashed out at an anonymous politician, alleging that his interest is in marrying several wives and attempting to earn over $400 million in consultant fees from the Federal Government.

While he is looking forward to the day the party will fire him, as advised by the unnamed fellow, he should tell his governor to account for the Federal Government refunds.

“They say they will sack. I have been looking for the day they will sack me. Then they sack me, I pepper you. You will know that khaki no be leather.”

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He stated that the G5 governors could not be broken because they are united in their desire to save Nigeria.

Wike also restated his refusal to campaign in Rivers for PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.

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He stated that the campaign will begin today in Port Harcourt for those running for National Assembly, State Assembly, and Governorship seats in Rivers.

Taofeek Arapaja, the Peoples Democratic Party’s Deputy National Chairman (South), will undertake the symbolic handing over of party flags to the candidates, he said.

 

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