Extra-budgetary Spending: Group Drags Governor Wike To Court!

A group under the auspices of CLUB-401 has dragged Rivers State Government to Court for building  multi-million Naira homes for Judges in the State amongst others.

CLUB-401 in the suit filed at the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt,averred that the action of Governor Nyesom Wike was in bad faith as it could influence the Judiciary and infringe on the doctrine of Separation of Powers as enshrined in Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution, amended.

The group in suit, also questioned the purchase of vehicles for members of the National Assembly, the building of hostels and auditorium for the Nigerian Law School in Bayelsa State, the building of quarters and offices for federal establishment’s and hosting of conferences for professional organizations as well as groups with Rivers State funds.

The suit is also praying the Court to make declarations that Governor Wike should stop spending funds that are not appropriated for in the State budget especially as the projects or disbursements therefrom,are not economically viable to the State.

Governor Wike.

Our correspondent reports the suit has not been fixed for hearing.

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