ObJ’s Invitation, Waste Of Rivers Resources—PDP

By Rivers PDP
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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers State Chapter says it is not happy over the continued wastage of Rivers State resources by the Amaechi government, saying the invitation of the Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to the State is one of the several means of misappropriating tax payers money in the State.

The Party notes that volumes of financial resources, amounting to N1bn (One Billion Naira) were spent for the hosting of the former President by the Rivers state government, wondering why such action by the Governor when the State is in dire need of funds to complete all abandoned projects and sundry issues.

The Party observes that considering the high level of unemployment and uncertainties in the State, it was wrong for Gov. Amaechi to embark on such extravagant venture, just to impress the former President and to play to the gallery.

Amongst other things, the PDP says it is its information that the said amount is been expended on mobilization of people to welcome their guests, emergency roads painting, publicity, advertorials, media live coverage, logistics, gifts for the former president and miscellaneous expenses.

The Party says it is irked by the fact that a lot of things are at standstill owing to non availability of funds, which stems from the bankrupt status of the State's treasury, saying rather than using such huge amount to at least address the issues of the non-payment of TIMARIV and the 13 thousand recently recruited teachers, the Governor prefer wasting it on a mere image laundering event.

The PDP believes that the latest action in hosting Chief Obasanjo by the Governor justifies his desperate efforts to access the widely publicized monthly savings by the Rivers State government.

The Party calls on Rivers people and well meaning Nigerians to call on Governor Amaechi to order, from further wasting Rivers resources.


Jerry Needam
Special Adviser, on Media to
State PDP Chairman
Wednesday, February 19, 2014