PDP Slams Gov Amaechi On N50B Loan
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers State Chapter, says it is saddened by the reckless manner the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has thrown the State into a debtor State in the past 3 years by borrowing billions of naira for no just cause.
The PDP wonders why lawmakers that are not properly constituted and lack the legal standing to make laws and give authorization or undertake such legal actions will abuse the privilege of having access to certain facilities recklessly dispose themselves to aiding the Governor Amaechi to squander the State resources and destroy the future of the people.
To the PDP, the latest N50 billion loan by the governor is unnecessary and one too many, regretting that development on ground in the State, the environment and the condition of the people and residents do not reflect the claims by the government on the injection of the huge financial revenue and monthly collections by the Amaechi administration since inception.
The PDP wonders where the monies, the internally generated revenues, federal allocations and loans collected, have all gone. This is what the PDP expects that the Governor needs to explain to the people first before asking for further financial aid from any funding or lending institutions, as not doing that puts more burden on the incoming government.
The PDP is also worried that those members of the State Assembly do not take into consideration the implications of their actions, and thereby conniving with Gov. Amaechi, whose intention understandably is to acquire more funds to enhance his sole sponsorship of the All Progressives Congress, APC activities, in expectation of a Presidential ticket for him from the Party.
Further loan facility to Governor Amaechi is unacceptable and should not be granted by the approachable financial institutions.
It is our view that any bank that goes further to deal with the Rivers State Government in honouring its loan application does so in its own risk, as Rivers people do not support such financial transactions and no legal authority backs it.
The Rivers State House of Assembly remains nonfunctional and illegal in view of the events surrounding its operations, and therefore, does not give any of its members any right to approve any loan for the Executive arm.
Special Adviser, on Media to
State PDP Chairman, Bro. Felix Obuah
Tuesday, April 15, 2014.