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Wike withholds September allocation of LG Councils – Rivers APC

PORT HARCOURT (Sundiata Post) – The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that a highly placed Rivers State Local Government Service Commission source has revealed that Governor Nyesom Wike, whose election was recently annulled by the tribunal, has s withheld the federal allocations of the 23 Local Governments in Rivers State for the month of September against the relevant laws of the nation which recognises them as a separate and independent tier of government.‎
The APC said in a statement it sent to Sundiata Post that ccording to findings which were confirmed by several sources, Wike withheld the September allocations of the councils to enable him use the money to pursue his matter at the Appeal and Supreme Courts. “This accounts for why Council workers in Rivers State have not been paid their September salaries to date”, the statement said.
The APC recalled that a few days ago, Wike’s foremost promoter, OCJ Okocha [SAN], asked the governor to hire the best lawyers in the land to pursue the annulment of his so-called election at the Appeal Court and possibly the Supreme Court.
The APC also noted that some council workers are being owed thre months and two months salaries because Wike converted various Council allocations in the past, adding that several Council workers in the state have been unable to pay their children and wards schools fees since schools resumed in September and therefore have their children and wards sent out of school.

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The APC called on Governor Wike to immediately and unconditionally release the allocations of the Local Governments in Rivers State as such an act is unlawful and criminal.
“Nyesom Wike must look up to the heavens and realise that the God of justice and of the poor exists” APC averred.

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