Gov. Wike and Rivers APC disagree over ‘6-month bailout for Ekiti workers’

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and the state’s chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday disagreed on the alleged six-month bailout for Ekiti State’s workers.

Rivers APC, through its Publicity Secretary, Chief Chris Finebone, condemned Wike’s decision to pay six months salary arrears of Ekiti workers with Rivers money before the governorship election, when Rivers government workers and pensioners were being owed for many months, which it said must be protested.

Wike, through Rivers Commissioner for Information and Communications, Emma Okah, in his reaction, described the APC’s statement as “false and a huge lie from familiar lips.”

Rivers APC pointed out that what started as a rumour, had now been confirmed, simply because Wike wanted to impress Governor Ayodele Fayose of the same Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other leaders of the main opposition party, while scheming to be vice president in 2019.