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General News of Friday, 9 September 2022


PDP Crisis: Wike stings again, revokes landed property belonging to Atiku’s most powerful ally

Governor Nyesom Wike Governor Nyesom Wike

The 868 plots of land belonging to Daar Communications has been seized by the Rivers state house of parliament, The Nation newspaper reported.

Daar Communication was founded and owned by High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and one of the most trusted allies of Atiku Abubakar, the standard bearer of the party.

Governor Nyesom Wike and Atiku Abubakar have been at a deadlock after numerous peace talks to resolve their ongoing feud.

Recall that the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has been in a heated feud with the party's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Several reports have that Governor Wike has been placing sanctions on some persons in the state who has close ties with PDP's presidential candidate which includes Chief Dokpesi. gathered that the revoked landed property is located at NTA road in Obio Akpor local government area houses the south-south operations of Daar Communications. Indications regarding the seizure of property are likely on the verge of igniting another major feud between Governor Wike, Chief Dokpesi, and Atiku.

Prior to the latest decision of the Rivers state parliament, a report has been sent to the parliament's committee on public complaints and petitions to investigate the acquisition of the landed property by the PDP stalwart.

The petition was said to have been written by four host communities which include Ozuoba, Rumuosi, Rumuekini, and Rumuokwashi, all in Obio/Akpor.

However, the committee was of the assertion that land had been given to the Rivers State Government citing wrongful acquisition.

Other lawmakers in the parliament during the plenary session argued that Chief Dokpesi had acquired the land illegally and did not follow the statutory norm of acquisition.

Meanwhile, the speaker of the parliament, Ikuinyi Awaji-Ibani urged Chief Dokpesi to open and commence fresh renegotiation with the Rivers state government over the property.

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