Subsidy removal: Buses commissioned by Gov Fubara bought by Amaechi – Eze alleges

April 13th, 2024 11:58 am

Subsidy removal: Buses commissioned by Gov Fubara bought by Amaechi – Eze alleges

The palliative buses ordered by the governor of Rivers State, Sim Fubara, last week were, according to Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, a former national publicity secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP), cars purchased by the Chibuike Amaechi government.

He said that the commotion that greeted the bus flag-off ceremony in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, was only a jamboree designed to draw unneeded attention.

Prof. Ngozi Ordu, the State’s Deputy Governor, cut the ribbon during the flag-off on Governor Fubara’s behalf on Tuesday.

The coaster buses used for the flag-off, according to a statement from Eze in Port Harcourt on Thursday, were bought by Amaechi in 2011.

He asserted that Amaechi had purchased the buses when the state had the National Sports Festival in that year, and they have since been utilized to transport government employees.

However, the buses were dormant throughout Nyesom Wike’s previous administration, the APC chieftain claimed.

Some of the buses, according to Eze, experienced mechanical failure within 24 hours of the flag-off, “signaling that no proper servicing was carried out on the old buses before they were deployed on the roads.”

Eze warned Fubara not to use Amaechi’s accomplishments as a cover for treasury looting, noting that the people of Rivers were well aware that not a single penny had been spent on the purported palliative transit program.

He asserted that Fubara intends to advance in the State’s misgovernment from where Wike left off.

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