The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, to immediately commence investigations into the financial activities of the administration of Governor Rotimi Amaechi, following spontaneous outcry and revelations on cases of corruption against the administration.
The Party feels strongly concerned that a government which receives the second highest monthly allocation from the Federation Account coupled with huge internally generated revenue which amount to over four trillion naira, which he has reneged on giving account of to the people as promised, stressing that the governor does not have anything on ground to justify such financial recklessness.
More worrisome, the PDP notes, is the ill-gotten affluence currently being displayed by Commissioners in the administration of Governor Rotimi Amaechi.
The Peoples Democratic Party notes several complaints of Rivers people about serving Commissioners who are swimming in massive ill-gotten wealth and are living above their means.
The Party observes with great concern how serving Commissioners, aides of Governor Amaechi, immediate past Local Government Council Chairmen and other appointees of the Governor have acquired posh houses and other properties in choice areas in Port Harcourt, Abuja, Lagos, and in other States of the federation, and even outside the shores of Nigeria through burgled tax payers’ money.
The invitation of the EFCC is to look into the financial records of the Amaechi administration has become apparent following the near cave in of government in Rivers State, the default in the payment of teachers’ and lecturers’ salaries, pensioners entitlements, lack of good roads in Rivers State, lack of potable drinking water and above all, using Rivers tax payers money to advance the cause of the APC and APC Governors Forum in addition to the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti State.
The PDP insists that the Amaechi-led government is corrupt, and launching an investigation into the financial transactions of the administration will save further looting of tax payers’ money in Rivers State.
PDP calls on the EFCC and other relevant organizations to invite the Commissioners of Agriculture, Transport, Education, Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Social Welfare, Water Resources, amongst others for investigation.