The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has
‘congratulated’ the outgoing Governor of the state, Rotimi Chubuike
Amaechi for losing the Vice Presidential ticket of the All Progressives
A statement issued by the PDP this afternoon reads:
“The PDP is excited that Amaechi has
been confirmed as a serial loser who lacks the capacity to win any
competitive contest and can only excel in incivility and loose tongues”
Most disturbing, the party noted is the billions of tax payers’
money the outgoing Governor spent on lobbying for the APC VP ticket at
the expense of infrastructural development, provision of portable
drinking water in the State and payment of salaries and allowances of civil servants and pensioners.
One of such plans, the PDP can
authoritatively reveal is the recent directive by Governor Amaechi to
the Chairmen of the 23 Local Government Areas, whose tenure in office
has elapsed to access bank loans to the tune of Two Hundred Million
The loan, the Party reliably gathered,
would be used to fund this year’s cultural Festival, here referred to as
‘CANIRIV’ and as Christmas package and freebies for members of the All
Progressives Congress in the various LGAs and fun APC campaigns.
The PDP condemns in its entirety what it
describes as criminal and unpatriotic of Governor Amaechi and all those
aiding him to commit such financial fraud on Rivers People.
It has also been established that the
outgoing Rivers State Governor is today a leading financier of Gen
Buhari’s Presidential campaign, as billions of Rivers money were used in
organising Buhari’s campaign tours and travels as well as major events
of the APC in and outside the State, including the protest march in
Abuja and the National Convention in Lagos.
Considering the economic and social
implications these reckless and fraudulent financial activities of
Governor Amaechi portend on the State and people after the life of this
administration, the PDP believes it is time to act rather than remaining
mute over an avoidable calamitous situation in the State.
It is in the light of this that the PDP
urges all anti graft agencies to urgently save Rivers State and the
people from impending collapse in 2015, after Governor Amaechi has left
The Party also warns all financial bodies,
including Banks and other lending institutions, not to honour any
further applications for loans or borrowing arrangement by the Rivers
State government under Governor Amaechi or any of its agencies, as such
financial transactions will not be respected by the incoming Government
in the State.