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APC unveils Gov. Wike’s fresh plots to tarnish the image of Amaechi

Posted on June 17, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

APC unveils Gov. Wike’s fresh plots to tarnish the image of Amaechi 

image001The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has uncovered an ongoing plot by Gov. Nyesom Wike to tarnish the image of his predecessor and Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi through manifest falsehood soon to be placed in the media.

According to a press statement made available to journalists by Rivers State APC Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chris Finebone noted that “the plot involves extensive forgeries and fabrications of various seemingly sensitive documents to further buttress the lie that the Osborne Road, Ikoyi money confiscated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, belonged to the Minister who obtained same from the coffers of Rivers State Government while he was governor of the State.”

The statement reads: “Initially when Gov. Wike claimed that the Osborne Road money belonged to Rivers State, the EFCC presented an ample opportunity for the governor to step forward and provide evidence and possibly pick up the money but Gov. Wike chickened out until the period granted by the court elapsed. Wike did not take advantage of that window because he had no iota of evidence and he knew it. The present devilish efforts by Gov. Wike to pour tar on Amaechi will go the futile way of the governor’s previous efforts.

“The APC is saddened that more than two years after being sworn in as the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is still hell-bent on destroying the image of his former boss, benefactor and predecessor. We wish to remind him that his evil plans for the man who gave him a lift in life will continue to fail to his grief.

“We note that instead of aimlessly deceiving himself in his cocoon of self-delusion that he can bring down Amaechi, the APC would like the governor to settle the scores he has with his own dishonorable reputation of lies and deceit.

“We recall that Gov. Wike stood before God and men in a church in Etche to lie when he claimed that the Federal Government was undermining his government by slashing the State’s monthly allocations. He refused to tell the truth that he had earlier pledged a good chunk of the State’s future monthly allocations as collateral security to commercial banks for the huge loans he took at double digit interest rate.

“Like in the case of the federal allocations, the governor recently told another group of Clergymen during a church programme that the Federal Government paid the State only N17 billion as refund on Paris Club Loan and not N34 billion as claimed by the Federal Government. However, evidence made available to the APC by officials of Federal Ministry of Finance indicates that Gov. Nyesom Wike actually signed and collected N34 billion as Paris Club Loan refund for Rivers State.

“The APC is convinced that fearing that his lies are about to be made public, Gov. Wike has decided to raise spurious allegations against the Minister of Transportation being his usual style of diverting attention and shifting the focus of public scrutiny from himself. Wike knows very well that most Nigerians are poorly informed and therefore very gullible. If indeed he had any credible evidence that the Osborne Road money belonged to Amaechi or Rivers State Government, we believe that he would have joyfully approached the EFCC and the court to claim the said money. We believe that the present attempts to raise spurious claims, through concocted documents, is mere smokescreen to cover up the obvious lack of transparent governance by Gov. Wike.

“Finally, the APC calls on Rivers people in particular and Nigerians in general to disregard all forms of fabricated stories that Gov. Nyesom Wike is about floating in the public space through print, electronic and internet media. We will continue to deconstruct, demobilise and discredit the grand deceit that Gov. Nyesom Wike and his mafia government represent.”

 

 

 

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Umahi, the New Zik and an Asset to His Generation – NGO

Posted on June 13, 2017. Filed under: Press Release | Tags: , |

Umahi, the New Zik and an Asset to His Generation – NGO

Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Nweze Umahi, has been described as a trailblazer, an asset to Nigeria and an example for others in leadership positions at all levels to emulate.

A grassroots NGO, the David Umahi Nweze Akubaraoha Ebonyi Transformation Agenda (DUNAETA), stated this while reacting to Umahi’s emergence as this year’s winner of the coveted Zik’s Prize for Leadership.

DUNAETA in a statement issued in Abakaliki on Tuesday described Umahi as a worthy recipient of the prize conferred on him amid fanfare on June 4, 2017 as the modern Zik.

According to the statement signed by DUNAETA Founder and President, Lady Monica Ada Chidinma Eze, “Governor Umahi eminently deserves the Zik Prize considering his unprecedented feats within two years in office as the Governor of Ebonyi State, which has given hope, not only to the South Easterners but to the entire Nigeria that leadership that can take her out of her present wood and predicament is still possible.”

DUNAETA described Governor Umahi, who doubles as the Chairman of South East Governors Forum, as “an asset to our generation,” adding that “the Zik Prize awarded to him is well deserved in view of his massive investments in security, welfare, infrastructure, agriculture, health and education in Ebonyi State.

“Through Engr. Dave Umahi, Ebonyi State seen in the past as the most backward and undeveloped State in South Eastern Nigeria, has come to acquire a new reputation as the most progressing and progressive state in the region. Umahi’s focus and passion have brought unprecedented transformation and development in all sectors of Ebonyi State. Based on his track record, Umahi has proved himself worthy of being regarded as a reincarnation of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, who was in his life time called The Great Zik of Africa.”

DUNAETA thanked former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for affirming the feeling and position of Ebonyians when he stated during the Zik Prize ceremony that “Governor Umahi is a true Nigerian; His zeal, energy and character is a true test of a leader. I have seen his exploits and the speed to which he wants to develop Ebonyi.”

DUNETA, Lady Eze said, “believes that with this award, Governor Umahi will be motivated to do more for Ebonyians. We wish him many more awards and recognitions worthy of his stellar performance and appeal to all Ebonyians to rally round him to enable him do even more for our sear State and Country, Nigeria.”

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Ignore Wike, Niger Delta leaders tell DSS, police, others

Posted on June 8, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

Ignore Wike, Niger Delta leaders tell DSS, police, others

Urge Rivers Governor to apologize

Niger Delta Leaders on Wednesday showered praise on the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, describing his contributions in the transformation of the Nigerian state, particularly Rivers State as outstanding.

“Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi is not just a man of ideas but a man of action. He has clear goals to see Nigeria, particularly Rivers State move to greater heights. He has a true passion for leading” the leaders said.

Rising from a meeting in Abuja, the leaders commended Amaechi for his hard work over the years.

“Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi is extremely hardworking and leads by example.”

In a statement by the Director of Communication, Niger Delta People’s Movement, Mr. Rowland Orlu, the leaders applauded Amaechi, saying “Rivers State would not be where it is today, without his effort.”

The leaders, apart from condemning the pull-him- down campaign of Rivers State Governor, Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike against Amaechi, described some actions and statements credited to the governor as an embarrassment to the government and people of Rivers State.

They urged intelligence officials in the country to ignore the Rivers State governor.

Specifically, the leaders said Governor Nyesom Wike’s recent pronouncements on Amaechi, cultism and money found in a Lagos apartment were disconcerting to the good people of the region.

“These are irresponsible and outrageous statements.”

The leaders described Wike as a masquerade dancing in the market square.

“There are better and cultured ways of resolving disputes other than media war.”

Described as a hardworking man and a champion of development, the leaders praised the former Rivers State governor for executing a tremendous process of transformation in the Ministry of Transportation.

“The Ministry of Transportation is now a hive of activity and all its officials and other stakeholders are being spurred to action by its energetic Minister, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi.”

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Delta leaders predict bright future for Igbuya

Posted on June 8, 2017. Filed under: Press Release | Tags: |

Delta leaders predict bright future for Igbuya

Delta leaders on Thursday described Rt. Hon Monday Ovwigho Igbuya as an attentive and steadfast leader.

They also commended him for the growth of democracy and good governance in the state.

“Rt. Hon Igbuya is an outstanding man. As a presiding officer, the Delta State House of Assembly gave priority to the welfare of the people, rapid industrialization of the state, resource generation, financial management, accountability and transparency in government.”

The Delta State House of Assembly also gave education face lift , made impact in such areas like chieftaincy matters, community development and justice, demonstrated commitment to securing the people, recognised that health care is a fundamental obligation of any responsible government,  took  positive steps to place sufficient emphasis on rural development, agitated for independence, addressed the sharp drop in the revenue accruable to the Federation Account and its effect on the funds available to the State especially for the development of infrastructure” they said.

The leaders who met in Agbor, described Igbuya as a gem, a curative balm and a uniting factor.

A statement issued by the Chairman of Delta State Political Leaders Forum, Dr. Maxwell Nwokolo commended Igbuya for giving purposeful leadership to the Delta State House of Assembly and using the power of the office of the speaker to promote the interests of the state.

“It might be necessary to put on record some specific legislative achievements which the Delta State House of Assembly recorded under the leadership of Igbuya. The Sixth Assembly in its first year recorded modest achievements. It received a total of twenty-three bills (23), out of which, ten (10) were passed into law. A total of fifty-three (53) motions were received, fifty two (52) approved while eighteen (18) reports were received and adopted. In the second year, the House received a total of 28 bills, out of this number, 8 were Executive Bills. The members’ bills in the House were 20. The House passed a total of 12 Bills which were transmitted to the executive for assent.”

“If there is anybody to be credited with the growing stability and unity of the state, it is Igbuya. He is a man of wisdom and dedication. He is a passionate advocate for his constituents, a voice for the underdog, a respected politician and a sincere confidant to those closest to him’ the leaders said.

They also heaped praises on Igbuya for promoting democracy, rule of law and raising his voice for the down- trodden segments of the society.

“Rt. Hon Igbuya is a study in consummate humanism, stoicism, integrity, generosity and selflessness. He stands for justice and peace. He is a great democrat, a committed federalist and a genuine political worker. He is respected in the state for his leadership and honesty.” they said.

“Rt. Hon. Igbuya has been listening to the grassroots. He brought prestige to the Okpe nation and developed a close affinity with political leaders within and outside the state.”

The leaders lauded Igbuya for his integrity and empowerment of the youths, women and elders in the state.

“Igbuya is an honest and highly effective speaker. He is humble and friendly to the core. He is honest, kind and has strong moral principles.  He has built a reputation anchored on integrity over the years. We are satisfied with Igbuya” the leaders said.

“This world, as we know, is a type of stage where actors go and come. All of us are mortals and once we, by luck or accident, get into any position of authority, we should remember that, one day, we are leaving that position, whether we like it or not. For that reason, therefore those of us in various positions of power and authority should act our part well. Let us continue to see our presence here as a unique opportunity for service and not an opportunity for privilege. Let us continue to serve Delta State with all our hearts, all our heads and all our hands” the statement added.

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Princewill Names 10-Member Transition Committee, plus Chairman

Posted on June 8, 2017. Filed under: Press Release | Tags: , |

Princewill Names 10-Member Transition Committee, plus Chairman
…….Reels out terms of reference

PRINCEWILL 5A former governorship candidate of the Labour Party in the 2015 polls
in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill who recently moved to APC has
named his 10-Member Transition Committee, plus Chairman.

In a statement issued today, Mr. Princewill listed the names of the
following as the Chairman and members of the Transition Committee.

Barr. Ken Saronwiyo – Chair

 

MEMBERSHIP

1. Dagogo Emmanuel – Sec.
(Phalga)

2. Dr. Mrs. Edith Nwele –
(Obio Akpor)

3. Tubobanimi Cotterel –
(Asalga)

4. Tamunotonye Lily –
(Phalga)

5. Gift Chinedu Awor –
(Onelga)

6. Benson Keanya –
(Gokhana)

7. Godspower Omeranma –
(Ikwerre)

8. Lambert Amapakabo –
(Okrika)

9. Paul Ogodo –
(Andoni)

10. Humphrey Waka –
(Obio Akpor)

Terms of Reference:

1) Ensure the smooth and orderly transition of all PPA members and
sympathizers into the APC

2) Liaise with APC party leadership to ensure all members have cards
and are registered.

3) Maximise the transition through agreed awareness schemes ensuring
nobody is left behind.

4) Prepare a monthly update / summary report of progress at unit,
ward, LGA and state levels.

5) Reinforce the ideals that guide and direct our politics. Rivers
first, forward and youth empowerment. Personal interest last.

6) Any other pre approved actions as deemed fit by the committee incl.
making. recommendations

7) Appoint similar committees at LGA, ward and unit levels.

 

The initial tenure of the committee is 3 months with the option of an
extension.

Mr. Princewill in his Good luck message to the members of the
transition Committee said, “You are charged with a very important
responsibility. By selecting you, we are not saying you are the best
of the rest, just that you are best placed to do the work. I am sure
our trust in you will not be misplaced.”

“Remember how far you have come and note that each and every one of
you represents me. Consider this in your conduct. APC has a leadership
already. Respect it and show them how hard you can work.

“Beware of those who do not wish you well. We have been known to speak
truth. The bitterness it brings will be translated in several ways.
Expect it. But avoid fights. Your acceptance is their rejection.
Understand it.

“As I speak to you now, they are calling around to recruit all those
who are close to me to denounce our move. Not sure what they hope to
achieve. It is done, but that is just how desperate they are. Do not
be distracted. Let’s get to work.”

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Obuah Warns Against Indiscriminate Disposal of Waste after Stipulated Period

Posted on June 8, 2017. Filed under: Press Release | Tags: |

Obuah Warns Against Indiscriminate Disposal of Waste after Stipulated Period

Irked by the sudden appearance of waste at certain areas in Port Harcourt, the State capital, the Sole Administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency, RIWAMA, Bro Felix Obuah, has again warned both residents and business operators in the State to desist from dumping their wastes after the approved period.

The RIWAMA Sole Administrator reiterated that the stipulated time for disposing waste remains from 7pm to 12 mid-night daily, noting that this order has been violated, as people particularly, Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor residents and environs, now dispose their wastes indiscriminately and without adherence to the approved time, thereby altering operational hours of dumping and charting away of refuse.

He cautioned all those involved in the act and appealed to them to take this order seriously, as the relevant laws will spare no one caught dumping waste indiscriminately and outside stipulated time of 7pm – 12midnight.

He further appealed that all generated wastes should be disposed of appropriately at government approved receptacles or other recommended areas, calling on all Service Providers to also ensure they collect waste from the receptacles within the period allowed by the law.

While frowning at the attitude of traders, motorists and some commuters throwing waste around indiscriminately, Bro Obuah again warned that the Agency will intensify checks on their activities and would deal decisively with defaulters, reiterating the zero tolerance by the Rivers State government on reckless dumping of waste, even as efforts are stepped up to ensure the State fully regains its status with regard to cleanliness and healthiness of the people and the environment.

 

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Princewill Endorses APC, Sets up a 10-Man Transition Committee

Posted on June 1, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

Princewill Endorses APC, Sets up a 10-Man Transition committee

PRINCEWILL 5Following his recent resignation from the Labour Party, the Prince of Niger Delta politics, as he is fondly referred, has finally picked a side in the raging battle between Wike and Amaechi in Rivers state.

A press statement made available to journalists today noted that, “ After observing both sides for two years, the Prince has thrown caution to the wind and opted to join forces with the Minister, Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi. In a detailed statement issued online earlier today, the Prince said the decision was relatively easy to make and he had since advised all his supporters, Princewill Political Associate (PPA) members, disgruntled PDP sympathizers and the dissatisfied youths of the state to go and register immediately with the APC and work hard under the new and improved direction of the party as full members.”

“PDP in Rivers state is for the old school, analog, well seasoned politicians who have been in charge in one form or the other since 1999. The top is too heavy. Like an umberella. Nothing comes down and since there is no vacancy at the top, there is no chance for young fresh faces to grow. I don’t belong there and neither do you.” While the Prince commended Wike for trying his best and ‘doing good’ in some areas, he regretted that the Governor’s best was clearly not good enough, stating that if projects executed could feed the poor and reduce the horrendous rate of unemployment, it would have been better. He regretted that his tour of the state revealed that many of those who were angry with Amaechi in 2015, had cut their noses to spite their faces. “If I can reconcile with Amaechi, so can you”, he added.

“Wike is doing what he can. You do not expect a mango tree to produce orange. What we need in Rivers state is Mr. Jobs. That means we need security, knowledge of local business needs, the elimination of multiple taxation and a serious attempt at making affordable capital available to the local businesses. Then we urgently need a government that doesn’t throw a party over the laying of a foundation stone. No government gets it right from day one, but the Rivers state government has shown that is not ready to listen. APC has shown me that they are.

Mr. Princewill also announced the establishment of a 10-man transition committee headed by his deputy Governorship candidate, Barr. Ken Saronwiyo, to ensure a smooth transition of his supporters into the APC.

He urged his people to learn from the mistakes of others and to shelve personal ambition in the interest of the party and the state.

It will be recalled that the Prince recently announced that he would no longer seek the position of Governor of Rivers state but would be instead rededicating his time and energy to ensuring youth involvement in politics, but that he would do it from outside of the Labour Party where he felt he could make more impact.

He went on to say in the statement that following a shaky start at the Federal level, he was satisfied that the APC was still a better alternative to the PDP and on course to getting the country back on track.

He regretted that smaller parties were not better resourced to mount a credible challenge and hoped others would seize the challenge to keep leaders on their toes even if they are outside of the ruling party.

“In Rivers state, the APC will definitely be doing that”, he finally declared.

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France Chapter of APC lauds Amaechi’s strides in the transport sector

Posted on May 27, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

France Chapter of APC  lauds Amaechi’s strides in the transport sector

image001The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday singled out Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi for praise, commending him for his performance and transparency.

The party also urged the minister to keep up the good works, irrespective of the antics of some detractors who peddle false stories about his political achievements in Nigeria, particularly Rivers State.

In a statement issued in Paris and signed by the chairman of APC, France Chapter, Mr. Mohammed Olanrewaju Balogun, the party expressed profound satisfaction with Amaechi’s role in the development of the country’s transport sector.

The party lauded   the minister for addressing the challenges of mass transportation in Nigeria and developing transport infrastructure in the country.

Specifically, the party applauded Amaechi for creating an enabling environment for public private partnership, establishing a safe, efficient, affordable and seamless intermodal transport system in Nigeria and for putting great efforts to ensure the successful completion of projects initiated by past governments.

“Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has done a lot in making policies and strategies for the transport ministry” the party said.

The party said Amaechi had served Nigeria well and needed to be commended by all well-meaning people in the country.

“The former Rivers State governor remains committed to developing the transport infrastructure.”

The party, while extolling Amaechi for moving the transport ministry into a new phase, acknowledged his leadership qualities and his immense contributions to the development of Rivers State.

It urged politicians in Nigeria to set aside their differences and harness their energies to the task of development.”

“Rotimi Amaechi has elevated leadership to new heights. He deserves national gratitude and should be celebrated at 52” the statement added.

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Princewill, Labour Party Governorship candidate in the 2015 election resigns

Posted on May 23, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

PRINCEWILL 5Princewill, Labour Party Governorship candidate in the 2015 elections resigns

The Labour Party Governorship candidate in the 2015 elections Prince Tonye Princewill has resigned his membership of the party.

Mr. Princewill in a statement made available to NF-Reports said, “ All my life has been about trying to make a difference, to not be the type of Nigerian who sits and watches the status quo go by, complaining, protesting and analyzing, while doing nothing about it, claiming helplessness as an excuse for inaction.”

Continuing, he said “Unlike many of my good friends who avoid politics, I can’t. Too many good Nigerians need people who can speak up for them. God did not give us a big voice or the ability to walk in and out of powerful rooms just to follow my own personal agenda and stay in my own comfort zone. He gave me a voice to speak. And so I must. And so I will. Voices generally make the most impact when in politics.”

The rest of the statement reads: “Unfortunately I cannot do this from within the Labour Party for two main reasons. First, in spite of the many good men and women who carry their membership card, the current leadership style and track record negate the kind of progress Nigerians and I urgently need. Secondly, the persistent inability of the Labour unions to wake up politically means meaningful strides cannot be made in a divided Labour movement blissfully unaware of its strength.

“It is on that basis, that I now tender my resignation as a member of the Labour Party, effective immediately. I no longer wish to seek Executive office but I will remain vocal in the political space and effectively – politically. To do this, I will have to leave, but I wish the party well in all its endeavours. I want to close with a quote.”

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”

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APC Commends Jonathan for Admitting that Rivers People Never Voted For Wike

Posted on May 23, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

APC Commends Jonathan for Admitting that Rivers People Never Voted For Wike

…Described Wike’s allegation that Amaechi is recruiting militants as a sign of desperation and ploy to embark upon another massive killings of Rivers State people

image001The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended immediate past President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, for admitting that he imposed Nyesom Wike as Governor of Rivers State. While recently commissioning the Nkpogu Bridge in Port Harcourt, Jonathan had said: “I don’t regret making Wike a governor.”

According to Rivers APC in a statement issued on Tuesday and signed by the State Chairman, Chief (Dr.) Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, “This statement confirms that Dr. Jonathan alone and not Rivers people made Wike a governor. This statement by Dr Jonathan affirms our earlier stand that Rivers people never voted Wike into power.”

Lamenting the implication of Wike’s imposition, Rivers APC said: “It is based on this truism that Wike can now recoat and repaint projects initiated and executed by the administration of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and present them for commissioning as his own projects. It is this fact that he was never voted in by the people of Rivers State that made him to continue to embark upon projects that are inimical to the growth and progress of Rivers State and her people. It is based on this fact that Rivers State under Wike is now renamed Rivers of Blood as political killings continue unabated in the once-peaceful state. It is based on this fact that the only known agenda of Wike and his cohorts is how to do the impossible of decimating, destroying and undoing one of the brightest stars from Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Amaechi, and make him irrelevant in the politics of Nigeria. It is because the people of Rivers State never voted for him in the 2015 general elections that made him to ensure that Rivers’ money is wasted on profitless ventures and sponsoring of PDP Conventions.” The party, however, warned that never again will one man sit somewhere whether in Abuja or anywhere else and decide for Rivers people who will be their governor.

It also commended Jonathan for admitting that it was Amaechi who made Wike somebody politically. It referred to Jonathan’s words during the commissioning ceremony: “Even though Wike was Chief of Staff Government House, Port Harcourt, at the time I was Vice President, I didn’t know him personally until his name was forwarded to me by the then Governor of Rivers State, Amaechi, when I became President for ministerial appointment. Out of persuasion, he became Minister…I have no regret for making him governor.”

Rivers APC said: “This fact once again exposes Wike as a nobody until Amaechi decided to nominate him to Dr Jonathan as a Minister. Today, Wike has become a disaster and we are paying for this unfortunate appointment. Today, he is after the Amaechi that made him politically, thereby making himself a master betrayer less than Judas Iscariot. We thank Dr Jonathan for telling the world that in his entire life, he never knew or met Wike until Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi brought him to him.”

The party further described the recent outbursts by Governor Wike that Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is recruiting militants at the auspices of Hon. Ojukaye Flag Amachree and Ambassador Orji Ngofa to cause restiveness in Rivers State as that of a desperate, confused mind afraid of what awaits him after 2019. Though we know that this is another cheap and bogus lie embellished to blackmail Amaechi, Flag Amachree and Orji Ngofa, let us point out knowing the type of politics that Wike plays this maybe a ploy by Wike to embark upon another massive killing of APC members and innocent Rivers State people. We therefore urge the relevant security agencies to monitor Wike and his agents of destruction accordingly and avoid further killing of Rivets State people. The world is fully aware that Rivers State under Wike has become Rivers of blood where human lives are treated less than that of animals.

Rivers APC aligned itself also with the historical statement credited to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa – the home State of former President Jonathan – that his six years in Aso Rock was a waste for the Ijaw Nation. The party declared that Jonathan’s Presidency was similarly a total disaster for the Rivers State and her people for the following reasons:

  1. Jonathan failed to muster the courage and political will in a PDP-controlled National Assembly to see to the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) in the over six years of his administration to demonstrate his hatred for the Niger Delta region, knowing that communities in Rivers State will benefit from the bill.
  1. The East/West Road, especially Eleme-Onne axis in Rivers State, was abandoned and became a nightmare to travellers.
  1. He refused to refund to the State Government over 110 billion naira used in the dualisation of Ikwerre-Owerri Road approved by late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and other Federal Roads in the State executed by the State to ease the sufferings of the people of Rivers State.
  1. He wickedly stopped the Train 7 at NLNG Bonny, resulting in the loss of jobs to Rivers people and revenue to the State Government.
  1. Refused to implement the UNEP Report on the clean-up of Ogoni land despite all the pleas by our people and the International Community – just to punish the Ogonis and Rivers State irrespective of their overwhelming support for him during the 2011 elections.
  1. Jonathan duly acknowledged that he has no project to point as was executed by his administration for the six years he was Abuja as President.
  1. Most wickedly, he ceded oil wells belonging to Rivers to Bayelsa and Abia states to ensure that the revenue accruing to the State is reduced to nothing.
  1. Abandoned construction of the Port Harcourt International Airport after completing other airports started at the same time with it. The airport was described as the worst sixth Airports in the world during Jonathan’s administration.
  1. Posting and encouraging the excesses of the tyrannical Police Commissioner Joseph Mbu during his inglorious days in the State.
  1. Supporting every imaginable act of impunity in the State, including the plot by five State Assembly members to impeach the Speaker in a House of 31 members.
  1. Seizing and grounding the planes of the State for no just cause.
  1. Harassing and intimidating the duly elected Governor of Rivers State then for no just cause and even supporting the splitting of the Governors’ Forum into two just to ensure that former Governor Amaechi, who was duly elected by his colleagues, did not have an easy reign as the Chairman of the Forum.

Concluding, the party said: “Though what Rivers State suffered in the hands of Jonathan is so enormous we hand over his case and that of Wike to God to handle.”

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