PDP Exonerates Self Of Involvement…Accuses Council Chairman Of Incitement
The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says neither the party, the Supervising Minister of Education, Barrister Nyesom Wike, nor its State Chairman, Prince Felix Obuah has any hands in the recent protest by the Omoku Youths against the Council Chairman of Ogba/Egebma/Ndoni Local Government Council, Austin Ohiamadu.
The party while reacting to the allegation of inciting the youths against its Chairman by the confused Council Chairman through a press statement by Jerry Needam, Special Adviser, Media to the State PDP Chairman, Prince Felix Obuah, said the allegation was spurious, malicious, unfounded and baseless, stressing that the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Barr Nyesom Wike and the State PDP Chairman, Prince Obuah are too busy to have time for youth association politics.
The statement expresses regrets that Mr. Ohiamadu lacks the composure and self respect to exercise control over the people he claims to be their council chairman only to be looking for who to blame for his ineffectiveness.
The PDP also recalls that it was the Governor Amaechi-led state government of which he is part of, that lifted the ban on the youths association which led to the subsequent election of the youth association officers, wondering at what point the Supervising Minister of Education and the PDP state chairman came into the picture to warrant the council chairman's insults and wild allegations.
Insisting that Mr. Austin Ohiamadu apologize to both the party, the Supervising Minister of Education, Barr. Nyesom Wike and its chairman, Felix Obuah, the PDP also takes exception to the toga of thugs given to the Omoku Youths by the council chairman for democratically exercising their right to protest against perceived injustice and maladministration by the Ohiamadu leadership in the area.
It would be recalled that for refusing to recognize their newly elected officers, the Omoku Youths Association took to the streets against the council chairman, Austin Ohiamadu who described the protesting youths as touts, and also accused the PDP of masterminding the protest.
Jerry Needam, JP
SA, on Media to
State PDP Chairman, Prince Felix Obuah
Tuesday May 6, 2014