Governor Wike mocks APC over alleged $26b NNPC scam, says party has plunged Nigeria into worst pit of corruption

- Governor Nyesom Wike is accusing the APC of having the worst corruption scandal since Nigeria's Independence in 1960

- Wike said the allegation of the $26 billion scandal rocking the NNPC shows that the ruling party is more corrupt than is being thought

- He says the PDP is prepared to rescue Nigeria from the APC

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has joined some Nigerians mocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the President Muhammadu Buhari administration over the alleged $26 billion currently rocking the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Wike accused the government of plunging the nation into its worst depth of corruption since Independence in 1960.

According to Wike, the alleged scandal, which he described as mind-blogging and monumental, brings to the fore the high-level sleaze amongst top officials of the APC Federal Government through the NNPC.

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The governor spoke at the Government House in Umuahia, Abia state, on Friday, October 6, during a state visit where he commissioned construction equipment and also held a meeting with the Okezie Ikpeazu.

A statement from Simeon Nwakaudu, Wike’s spokesperson, the governor said: “When they said judges were accused of corruption, they were told to step aside.

“They have not told anyone to step aside so that they can conclude investigation. When you are in office, investigation will be compromised.

“It is for Nigerians to see. Are we fighting corruption? The corruption they are fighting is against some people who are their opponents.

“All of us are victims. I have never seen this kind of scandal in all my political career. We have never heard of it like this.

“What about this $26billion (N9trillion) contract scam and nobody is talking. Everywhere is quiet.

“So many promises were made, but none has been fulfilled. Everyday, what they have to say is corruption, corruption, no other statement. Corruption from day one and corruption till the day they will leave office.

“What have they achieved? No roads, no infrastructure. I could not come to Abia by road. It is not possible.”

Wike declared that the Peoples Democratic Party is now prepared to rescue the nation from the APC.

“They are working to see that there is disunity amongst the governors. But we have realised that we must work together because of the country. We will do everything possible to make PDP stronger.

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"It is not by propaganda. No amount of blackmail will make the governors to shy away from taking Nigeria to the level Nigerians want it.

"We are going to work together to ensure that PDP emerges victorious in 2019, the governor said adding that the PDP is the solution to the nation's challenges," the governor said.

At the time of this report, the APC was yet to react. earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari is under intense pressure to ensure proper investigation and action concerning the $25 billion alleged contract deals currently rocking the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

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