4th November, 2022
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
The Rivers State Government has revoked the Certificate of Occupancy of land at the Golf Course axis of GRA in Port Harcourt allocated to former Senator Lee Maeba Chairman of Atiku Campaign Council, Rivers State.
Senator Maeba, who is an ally of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential, PDP, candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is also the Chairman of the party’s presidential Campaign council in Rivers State.
The revocation order was contained in a letter addressed to Senator Maeba on November 2, 2022.
The letter was signed by Ochiagha Onyebuchi, the acting Director, Head of Department, Acquisition, Valuation and Compensation, Ministry of Lands and Survey, on behalf of the Permanent Secretary.
No tangible reason was given for the revocation in the letter of revocation titled titled “Re: Allocation of Plot 20A Golf Course Layout, Old GRA Port Harcourt.”
It reads, “I am directed to inform you that your allocation at Plot 20A Golf Course Layout, old GRA, Port Harcourt, has been cancelled as shown on the attached Rivers State Official Gazette No. 22 Vol. 58, dated September 20, 2022.
“Please accept the warm regards of the Permanent Secretary.”
Wike has repeatedly said he would not work for Atiku Abubakar until the national Chairman of the party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu resigns from office
The Governor has also openly threatened to deal with those who, according to him, decide to align with the “outside enemies of the state”, a reference to politicians in the state fraternizing with Atiku.
Those who have identified with Atiku Abubakar like Maeba who have been dealth with by Wike include Dr. Abiye Sekibo, a former Minister of Transportation, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Austin Opara and former governor of the state (now de-recognised) Sir Celestine Omehia who has been asked to refund N600m Benefits, N97m Pension.
Also, Mega Tools, a petrol station of Hon. Chinyere Igwe, a serving member of the House of Representatives who was also an ally of Atiku was sealed with the allegation that it was involved in illegal oil bunkering activities.
Igwe however dismissed the allegation, stating it is a political witch-hunt by the Governor because of his association with Atiku.