APC: Fubara Has Nothing to Show for N144.2bn Received from FAAC in 5 Months

APC: Fubara Has Nothing to Show for N144.2bn Received from FAAC in 5 Months

•Urges RSHA to domesticate local Government autonomy

Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State chapter, has disclosed that Governor Siminalayi Fubara, had nothing to show for the  over N144.2billion received from the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) in the past five months.

Chairman of the APC in the state, Tony Okocha, who made the claims said despite the governor receiving such amount of money between June-November 2023, there was no developmental projects to show for it.

Okocha who made this disclosure when he led the party leadership on a visit yesterday, to the official residence of the Speaker, Martins Amaewhule, in Port Harcourt, warned that the party would not hesitate to punish any member who promoted wrong doings in the government.

He expressed dismay that the governor had allegedly refused to represent the 2024 Budget Estimate to the Rivers State House of Assembly led by Amaehwule, and wondered how Fubara has been expending funds without approval of budget by the lawmakers.

“As a party we are happy to receive you as an ornament and treasurable asset. We are thereby through you demand the Executive arm to shelve their necessary delay in presenting the 2024 Budget Estimate to the Assembly, to enable the budget pass through the crucibles and approved.

“We frown at the governor’s impunity in running Rivers State without a Budget. However, we remind him that it will amount to gross financial misconduct for him to continue in this dangerous voyage.

“This might sound unpalatable but annoying. As a party in opposition in the state, we have applied and and received data on the sum received by the Rivers state government from Federal Allocation.

“From June 22, 2023 to November 2023. It is our finding that a whooping sum of N144,291,667,791.01 has been received from Federal Allocation under FAAC.

“This amount is beside internally generated Revenue of the state which is put on conservatively N10billion every month. We regret that this humongous amount has not transmitted to action in any way in terms of development in the state.

“What we see are hidden funded sick processions and media presences in support for unnecessary politics.

“We, therefore, warn that as a party, We regret that this humongous amount has not translated to action in anyway in terms of development in the state. What we see are heavily founded sickk processions and media presences in support for an unnecessary political imbroglio.

“We, therefore, warn that as a party, we shall not hesitate to punish any member of our party who is in cohort with this massive flopping and crafts financial magnificent of our dear Rivers state fund.”

In his reaction, Amaewhule said the Assembly had recently, passed many bills into law which included local government autonomy bill, adding that the lawmakers had also reverted the embargo on the use of public facilities for political activities in the state.

Related Articles