PDP Calls For Investigation Of Amaechi's Aides Over Loot
The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed its displeasure over the continued waste of public funds by some government officials, particularly, Commissioners and aides to Governor Rotimi Amaechi, calling on anti-graft agents to urgently check the ugly trend and save the state a possible irreversible damage.
The PDP came out with this position while reacting to the report of the arrest of a security aide to the Rivers State Commissioner of Agriculture, Hon. Emmanuel Chinda in connection with the missing One Million Naira (N1m) belonging to the Commissioner.
According to the Party, information has it that the State Commissioner of Agriculture, Hon. Emma Chinda has arrested his security man for allegedly stealing the said N1m from his house. The security man is presently being detained at the Ada George Police Station in Port Harcourt.
In view of the damaging effects on the most needed development in the state, and for the fact that it is tax payers' money that is being squandered by these public officers, the Peoples Democratic party therefore wants the security agencies, particularly, the Police, the EFCC, and the ICPC to swiftly investigate the Commissioner to ascertain the source of the huge funds kept in his house from which the security man stole only N1m.
The statement signed by Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media to the State Chairman, also notes with dismay the manner at which Amaechi's aides have continued to live above their means, which has clearly demonstrated that they are corrupt, busy using tax payers' money meant for the development of the State for their personal and domestic needs.
“ it is our belief that if things are done appropriately, especially using the State's funds for the actual development and empowerment of our people in the State, the level of poverty in the land would be greatly reduced. It is therefore our pains that officials of our State, Rivers, under governor Amaechi, have relentlessly shown outright disregard for prudence and accountability in governance, the consequences of which we are faced with cries of woes and anguish by our people for lack of good roads, shelter, and other basic amenities which ought to have been provided by government”, PDP noted, adding that “this ought to be a PDP government, and we must not see what is wrong and keep a sealed lip to avoid being blamed for what we strongly abhor”.
State PDP Chairman
Thursday, October 10, 2013