Go After Amaechi And His Aides, PDP Tells Wike
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman in Rivers State, Felix Obuah, has expressed grave concern over the deplorable condition of the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt and liaison offices in Abuja, Lagos and other places, following alleged monumental looting and outright mismanagement of resources and facilities by the out-gone Amaechi administration, calling on the new Governor Wike to do everything possible to recover the loots.
A statement by the PDP said “Apparently angered by the unwarranted raid by Rotimi Amaechi and officials of his administration of these public facilities, the PDP Chairman, Prince Felix Obuah charges Governor Wike to stop at nothing but to employ all machineries at his disposal to ensure that the burgled items are recovered while all those who perpetrated such act are brought to book accordingly.
The PDP Chairman notes that the ugly development is responsible for the delay in the use of the Government House by the new Governor and his aides, stressing that with the level of looting and damage witnessed in all offices, halls, rooms and the entire premises of the Government House, one is not sure that the place can be ready for use in the next three months.
Prince Obuah regretted that all official vehicles of government used by Amaechi and aides in Port Harcourt, Lagos, Abuja etc are either stolen or vandalized. He wonders why the former Governor Amaechi, former Information Commissioner, Ibim Semenitari, David Iyofor and Mr. Eze Chukwuemeka are not ashamed of such disgraceful, embarrassing and criminal acts, but to issue statements denying what is evident, as a visit to the Government House leaves no one in doubt of the fact of the incident, saying rather than giving explanations and tendering apology to Rivers people and Nigerians for the high level pillage and destructions carried out at the Government House by former Governor Amaechi, his aides and the APC leaders, Ibim, David Iyofor and Eze who obviously cannot pretend not to be aware of the development are making claims they cannot justify.
The PDP says it is not happy that the people of the State have been thrown into this pathetic situation when they do not deserve it, considering the huge resources that have been available to the out-gone Governor Amaechi, meant for the development of the State and empowerment of the people, regretting that rather than appropriating the resources accurately and transparently, Amaechi and the APC leaders siphoned the money for personal use, leaving the State with phony and uncompleted projects most of which the contractors are nowhere to be found.
The PDP believes that the looted items, even though it is aware that many of them are been sold off by the looters, can be found if there is a dyed-in-the wool effort aimed at recovering them by the Governor and the law enforcement agents.
The PDP Chairman again calls on the Governor to ensure that anyone responsible for the looting of government properties in Rivers State Government House, liaison offices in Lagos, Abuja and other places be prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others, saying the PDP Government in the State is determined to provide transparent and people-oriented government.