The Rivers State House of Assembly has denied allegation by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it sat as early as 6:00 am to approve N10 billion loan request for Governor Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike.
The APC had in a statement issued on Wednesday by its publicity secretary, Chris Finebone, alleged that the House of Assembly had convened at the Assembly complex by 6.00am and approved the sum of N10 billion loan for the governor and also considered another N22 billion loan from an undisclosed bank.
But, addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt yesterday, leader of the House, Hon Martin Chike Amaewhule stated that sittings are done in line with Order 5 Rule 1 and as well as Order 37 Rule 4 of the House Order.
Amaewhule, who is also the chairman, House Committee on Business, said, “The issue of loans is something that is known to Rivers people. The government of Chief (Barr) Ezenwo Wike had approached the Assembly to approve for the state government to borrow and I want to say that the Rivers State House of Assembly follows due process and in tandem with the law and our rules to approve such loans for the government.