Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has revoked the Certificate of Occupancy of land allotted to former lawmaker, Senator Lee Maeba at the Golf Course axis of GRA in Port Harcourt.
Maeba who served in the Senate from 2003 to 2011 is a strong supporter of the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar and is the chairman of the party’s presidential campaign council in Rivers State.
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.
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.