… CrossRiverians eager to know what happened to their treasury, we want EFCC, ICPC to investigate …PDP
PDP has however issued a press statement corroborating Pointblanknews.com report that alleged that Governor Ben Ayade had looted the state treasury to the tune of 100 billion naira.
His words:” A further reinforcement of PDP’s sloth is its ignorance or mischief at peddling falsehood about revenue allocations to states which are published religiously.
“So, if 100 billion was allegedly stolen, how was the state able to execute projects, clear pensions, pay salaries and meet other financial obligations, Governor Ayade must be a magician.
“We have always known that the PDP and its coven of clowns are adept at copy and paste as they lack the vigour of rigorous research. How it got to this low in advertising raw ignorance on a scale it did with the “online news” hogwash beats the imagination.
“When the PDP keeps making references to workers retiring and not getting their pensions, it forgets so soon that when Ayade came on May 29, 2015, Cross River was in default of about three years of gratuities and pensions.
“Against this backdrop, therefore, we advise the party not to forget the age-long wise counsel: He who lives in a glass house should not hurl stones.
“Rather than dissipate energy trying to impeach the character of Governor Ayade and his government, as a civil and serious-minded government, we like to urge the PDP to concentrate on solving the hydra-headed and multi-faceted problems in its fold.”
Recall that the PDP had accused governor Ben Ayade of allegedly embezzling about a 100 billion naira from the states treasury.
In a statement made available to newsmen by the Party’s State Publicity Secretary, Prince Mike Ojisi they called on the EFCC, ICPC as well as other agencies to do a thorough investigation into the matter.
“Can the incoherent Political vuvuzela give a holistic explanation to the above-mentioned facts, as Cross Riverians are eager to know what happened to our state treasury and Commonwealth?
“While we await further explanations from the Government of Gov. Ayade even when we know that none will come, we call on all anti-crime agencies of the Federal Govt of Nigeria, including the EFCC, ICPC, FIIB, etc to thoroughly investigate these allegations so that they are not swept under the carpet as usual.
“As a political party, The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, will further take All appropriate steps to ensure that we, equally, as stakeholders in the Cross River State project, file a Petition on all issues with all said Authorities to ensure that nobody is intimidated into silence and submission as has been the case ad infinitum,” they stated.