Gov Wike Revokes Senator Maeba’s C of O

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has revoked the Certificate of Occupancy for land given to Senator Lee Maeba, the state’s PDP presidential campaign council chairman.

The property that was canceled is situated in Port Harcourt, the state capital, near the Golf Course Layout, Old GRA.

The revocation order was contained in a letter signed by the acting Director, Head of Department, Acquisition, Valuation and Compensation, Ministry of Lands and Survey, Ochiagha Onyebuchi.

The letter was titled “Re: Allocation of Plot 20A Golf Course Layout, Old GRA Port Harcourt.”

It read, “I am directed to inform you that your allocation at Plot 20A Golf Course Layout, old GRA, Port Harcourt, has been cancelled as shown on the attached Rivers State Official Gazette No. 22 Vol. 58, dated September 20, 2022.

“Please accept the warm regards of the Permanent Secretary.”

Reacting to the development, Maeba wondered “How can a governor grant a certificate of occupancy and withdraw it six months later?”

He said the land was allocated to him with a Certificate of Occupancy duly signed by Governor Wike himself.

Maeba, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Austin Opara, former governor of the state (now de-recognised) Sir Celestine Omehia and a serving member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Chinyere Igwe, whose filling station was sealed, fell out of favour with the governor after they visited Atiku soon after his emergence as the candidate.