The All Progressives Congress (APC) Integrity Group has faulted Governor Douye Diri for ascribing the completion of lecture halls in the Bayelsa Medical University as projects completed by him.
According to the group, the project which was commissioned recently by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, was funded by a Federal government programme, TETFund.
The group, in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Mr. Fred Ayabowei wondered why Wike and others will fall prey to the gimmicks of Governor Diri to commission a project which was never done by him.
He said it was surprising that Wike did not know that the projects in the Medical University was started by Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha as part of the 500 bed Hospital.
The group said the lecture halls were still left uncompleted before the Seriake Dickson Administration came on board, pointing out that the projects his government embarked upon were the Diagnostics Centre, the hostels and some internal roads.
They said Dickson’s Administration did some level of work on the lecture halls which were completed by TETFund.
The statement called on Gov. Wike and others to always ask questions before comparing Diri’s two years achievements to the eight years of others.
It noted that making such comments while commissioning a TETFund project regarded as a state project is the height of deceit.
According to them, other projects the government did little or nothing on are the Onopa Bridge, the Nembe Unity Bridge, which was over 85% completed by former Governor, Timipre Sylva.
They said the Transport Terminal at Igbogene, the Judges Quarters and the Yenagoa-Oporoma road, were almost complete and does not warrant the loud trumpets the governor is sounding.
To support their claims, they said against the Public Procurement Act, the Governor has refused to disclose the figure of the contracts he awarded because the people will know how little he has spent to prepare the already commissioned projects for re-commissioning.
They said some of these projects are captured in the handover note handed over to the current administration.