Lawyer Wants Wike Impeached Over Charity Donations

Nyesom Wike addressing the Lawyers photo
Nyesom Wike addressing the Lawyers photo

A Port Harcourt-based lawyer, Uchechukwu Sunday, has called on the Rivers State House of Assembly to commence impeachment proceedings against the state governor, Nyesom Wike, for gross misconduct.

Sunday accused the governor of spending taxpayers’ money on goodwill and donations without getting approval from the House of Assembly.

He said the governor’s philanthropic acts contravened the constitution, which provided that monies should not be withdrawn from the consolidated funds except approved by the House of Assembly.

“We are calling on the House of Assembly to investigate financial dealings of the Governor of Rivers State as it has to do with unsolicited donations in recent times; and on the strength of these unwarranted donations, commence impeachment proceedings against the governor for breaching certain sections of the constitution as amended,” he said.

Sunday said he was making the call as a citizen and taxpayer that was concerned about the accountability of the government to the people of the state.

He listed some of the “unsolicited donations” made by the governor to include N500 million donation to the Sokoto State Government in respect of a burnt market; N250 million donated to Benue State Government; hostel blocks worth N5 billion to the Nigerian Law School in Yenagoa. “Such amount ought to be provided and captured under our budget,” he said.

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  1. Perishable said:

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has carried out his threat of not paying workers of the state House of Assembly for going on strike.The Chairman of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), Rivers State branch, Comfort Otuene, who confirmed the deductions from the pay of her members however said they would use all legal means to get their refunds.She said, “Nobody has officially told us why. But following the governor’s threat of no work, no pay, we are assuming that is why our salaries have been slashed. We discovered that even those of our sister union, JUSUN with the judiciary has also been slashed.“The governor is also proving to the world that there is no autonomy of the legislature and judiciary in Rivers State because if there is autonomy indeed like he claims, he wouldn’t have access to our salaries. We have even started taking action. We cannot let it lie low. We have reported to the national leadership of our union and they will take it up from there. They entered into an MOU that nobody will be penalized as a result of the strike action.”Click here to read more article on Rivers StatePASAN National President, Mohammed Usman, described the governor’s action as unacceptable. “None of the state governors has embarked on the slashing down or no work, no pay for any staff of the National Assembly or state assembly. And for Governor Wike of Rivers State to do that, we will resist it. That is victimization. And we will not accept any victimization of any of our members.“It’s not that we killed anybody. But we were demanding the rights of the legislature, independence of the legislature. But for him to wake up and say he is cutting off the salaries of workers of no work and no pay, is not acceptable to us. We will go to any length to fight it no matter what,” Usman said.Wike had directed the state’s accountant general to deduct the salaries of judiciary workers for failing to call off their strike by the 1st of June.Follow Us on Social Media Related Posts:Court Workers Down Tools in RiversWike Slams FIDA, Lawyers Over New CJMinimum Wage Strike Will Be Total – NLCShare

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