The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State says the appointment of former governor Chibuike Amaechi as Transport Minister and Dakuku Peterside as the Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has only brought woes and anguish to the people of the state instead of blessings.
The party called on the leaders to use their offices to attract development to Rivers State instead of causing crisis and division.
In a statement by its Rivers Chairman, Felix Obuah, yesterday, the PDP claimed that since Amaechi and Peterside assumed offices at the national level they had not attracted any meaningful development to the state, alleging that they had only been involved in trying to create crisis in the state.
The statement made available by Obuah’s Media Aide, Jerry Needam, reads, “Since their appointments, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Director-General of NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, who are from the state, have also not been able to initiate any project or empowerment scheme in the state.
“Rather than serve as a blessing to the people of Rivers State the appointment of the APC leaders from the state had become source of woes and anguish, as they have only used such positions to cause crisis and division, doing everything to blackmail the government in the state in their quest to force themselves on the people undemocratically.
“Stop the noise and desist from causing problems in Rivers State, deliver meaningful projects and empowerment schemes to the people.
“Regrettably, Rivers State today is one of the few states that has not been accorded its right place by the APC government as a result of continued and deliberate denial and suppressive actions by even those who have benefitted a lot from the state’s treasures.
“It is on the strength of this that we charge the duo of Amaechi and Peterside to have a rethink, by stopping the fight of attrition against the government and people of the state and join hands to develop it and to influence federal projects into the state as their lawful responsibility.”