- Commends Wike on security of the state
Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP0, Bro Felix Obuah, has declared that the people of Rivers State have benefited nothing from the All Progressives Congress (APC)-federal government since it came to power.
Describing the development as unfortunate, height of irresponsibility and insensitivity to the people’s expectations as well as a failure to deliver its statutory obligations to the citizenry, the PDP Chairman expressed disappointment that since their appointments, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, both from Rivers State, have also not been able to initiate any project or empowerment scheme for the people.
Bro Obuah noted that rather than serve as a blessing to the people of Rivers State, the appointment of the APC leaders from the State has become source of woes and anguish, as they have only used such positions to cause crisis and division, doing everything to blackmail the government in the State in their quest to force themselves on the people undemocratically.
It is sad, Obuah emphasized, that while APC leaders from other states of the federation are making efforts, using their positions to do something positive and developmental in their respective States, our brothers in the same party, who are even holding top positions at the centre, are only bent on destroying our state, always igniting crises and misinforming the good people of Rivers State on issues of development, policies and actions of government.
“Stop the noise and desist from causing problems in Rivers State, deliver meaningful projects and empowerment schemes to the people,” Obuah tells APC top government appointees from Rivers State.
By her strategic location and economic base, Rivers State occupies a significant position as the leading life-wire of our nation’s economy, which statutorily and based on the principle of derivation and federal character, ought to be benefitting greatly from the government at the centre in addition to the share due her.
Regrettably, Rivers State, today, is one of the few states that has not been accorded her right place by the APC government as a result of continued and deliberate denial and suppressive actions by even those who have benefitted a lot from her treasures.
It is on the strength of this that we charge the duo of Amaechi and Dakuku to have a rethink, by stopping the fight of attrition against the government and people of the state and join hands to develop it and to influence federal projects into the state as their lawful responsibility.
The PDP is afraid that if about two years into the life of the APC government at the national level, its leaders have not been able to show any project on ground in the state, the remaining months ahead might be impossible for them to make any reasonable mark, as all we see them doing now is playing politics with everything, including security and development of the people. Time is running out, Obuah reminded Amaechi and Dakuku.
The PDP, therefore, commended the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, for committing himself and the Rivers State government to ensuring peace, security and development in the state in the face of apparent efforts to distract him by leaders of the opposition party in the State, the APC.
Bro Obuah particularly lauded the decision of Governor Wike in acquiring 10 gunboats for the Nigerian Navy, which will be used for security patrol on the Waterways, and hope that on the day of handing over the boats, the NIMASA Director-General and Transportation Minister would be invited to participate in the commissioning proceedings, even though Amaechi wasted eight years in office without procuring a single gunboat for the Navy.