Secondus Denies Getting Contracts From Wike

A former national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has called the accusations by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State against as false.

The governor had accused Secondus of not carrying out the contracts he received from the state government on Friday during the commissioning of the Eneka-Igbo Etche Road project.

He claimed that in certain cases, the full contract amount was paid, but the projects were not finished. He pressed the former party leader to provide the name of any road contract he had received and fulfilled.

Reacting, Secondus told Punch, “I have never been a contractor. I did not collect or bid for any contract in Rivers State or from his government as alleged by the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.

“It is wrong of him to make such weighty allegations without any evidence. Let him do his investigation and go to the Corporate Affairs Commission to get the details of the companies he has given contracts to or those that the state gave contracts. I am not one of them.

“With his status, it is wrong for him to buy airtime from television stations and be dishing out outright lies and half-truths. Is he the owner of Julius Berger, which has done so well in the state by executing contracts running into hundreds of billions of naira?”

Secondus said he would rather focus on working for the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, to win the February 25 presidential election.

Secondus stated, “As for me, I am not a violent man and I remain committed to the victory of our presidential candidate and his running mate, Atiku Abubakar and Ifeanyi Okowa in the forthcoming presidential election. I call on Governor Wike to join hands with progressive-minded people in Nigeria to be part of a positive history. I am sure he loves the PDP and won’t do anything to jeopardise its victory at any level. I wish the governor a happy and prosperous new year.”

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