The attention of the Rivers State commissioner for information and communication, Austin Tam-George, has been drawn to yet another pathetic propaganda by the Rivers State APC on the Kpopie-Bodo Road, in Ogoni, and Senator Magnus Abe’s disgraceful role in the abandonment of that road project.
In a radio interview in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Dr. Tam-George stated repeatedly and unequivocally that the Rivers State Government has records of contracts awarded to a company with links to Magnus Abe.
A week earlier, at the flag-off of the reconstruction of the Kpopie-Bodo Road, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, had publicly accused Magnus Abe of abandoning the reconstruction of the road project, even when money for the project was released to his company.
In his radio interview, the information commissioner restated the governor’s allegations against Mr. Magnus Abe, and challenged the former lawmaker to refund the advance payment to Rivers State’s coffers.
At no stage throughout the radio interview did the commissioner “exonerate” or “vindicate” Mr Magnus Abe and the APC falsely claim.
“This is just another rotten stew of lies and misrepresentation by the APC,” Dr Tam-George said.
The records do exist, and no propaganda or campaign of obfuscation by Senator Magnus Abe or the APC will stop the Rivers State Government from exposing those who pillaged the state treasury during the tenure of the past administration.