The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers State chapter has described as “insensitive,”governor ChibuikeRotimiAmeachi’sorder that all markets and shops in Port Harcourt, the state’s capital be shut down on Saturday, October 25,as part of activities marking his seven years in office.
The party said such an action was“insensitive and smacks of unconcern for the welfare of the people.”
PDP said the 2007 court judgment thatbroughtAmaechi into office has caused the people more pains and backwardness; and so does not deserve to be celebrated.
In a statement signed by Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media to Felix Obuah, the State PDP Chairman, the party alleged that N20,000 each has been given to some residents of the state to “pose as Amaechi’s and the All Progressive Congress, APC’s teeming supporters in the state.”
Claiming that civil servants in the state are still been owed months of salary arrears and allowances,Needamsaid themoney budgeted for the hosting of the event would have at best be used to pay civil servants and “fix the numerous internal roads begging for attention across the state.”
However, the party asked Rivers peoplenot to lose focus while urging them to remain “steadfast in their firm believe that this is only but temporary, pray and believing God for a quick change with a more progressive and humane administration which the PDP is poised to offer.”Follow Us on Social Media