2019 Elections: FG plans to withhold Rivers State funds. – Governor Wike

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has raised alarm over plans by the federal government to cripple the economy of the state and hinder the smooth running of government activities ahead of the presidential and governorship elections.

Speaking at the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) rally at Ogu, headquarters of Ogu Bolo local government area, Governor Wike alleged that the federal government through the Central Bank of Nigeria met with Managing Directors of banks instructing them to hence forth withhold funds from the Rivers state government.

The plan Governor Wike said was leaked to him by several bank managers who were at the event. Speaking further, Governor Wike reiterated that nothing can intimidate him or the people of Rivers State from voting for candidates of their choice during the elections.

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