Rivers Rerun | Wike to be placed on House Arrest Thursday midnight – Fayose


Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday raised the alarm over alleged plan to put Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on House Arrest on Thurs­day midnight so that the All Progressives Congress (APC), can win the state re-run elections at all cost.

This is just as the gover­nor presented a budget es­timate of N93.4 billion to the state House of Assem­bly in Ado-Ekiti, which he called ‘Budget of Consoli­dation’.
He said he it would con­solidate on his many on-going projects that dot the every corner of the state.
The presentation of the budget was not with­out the governor’s usual drama as he stormed the Assembly in military cam­ouflage.
He announced to the law makers and the audi­ence watching from the gallery that “We are in a serious war times, that is why I am wearing this military camouflage.

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“We have gathered that there is a plan by the APC-led government to place Governor Wike on House Arrest on Thursday night and early morning of Fri­day. Any attempt by him to resist it may cost him his life. We are raising this alarm now because that is what we have gathered. So, if anything happens to him, we should know who to hold responsible.”
Fayose, who expressed confidence that the bud­get, which is 33 percent higher than the 2016 Bud­get of N70.5 billion, would be passed by the Assembly in a matter of days, said the House was carried along during its prepara­tion and as such it would receive speedy passage.
“I and the state House jointly prepared this bud­get. He remains the Act­ing Speaker while I’m also the Speaker of the House. That is to tell you that we are working in unity.”
Governor Fayose, while appraising the 2016 Bud­get, said the state only re­corded 89 percent perfor­mance due to unfavorable economic climate in the country and which nega­tively affected the state government.
He said out of propor­tional estimated revenue of N58.7 billion for 2016, only N52.4 billion was re­alised as actual revenue.


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