Posted by News Express | 3 November 2015 | 3,255 times
The Chairman, Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bro Felix Obuah, says it is surprising that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate in the April 2015 general elections, Dakuku Peterside, is still unable to come to terms with himself after losing to a more qualified and popular PDP candidate, and State Governor, Chief Barr Nyesom Wike, describing his allegation of mortgaging the State against Governor Wike as the outburst of an aggrieved loser.
The PDP State Chairman through a press statement by his special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam said if Mr. Dakuku Peterside had meant well for the State, he would happily join other well meaning Rivers people to thank God for Governor Wike’s vision and laudable achievements in only five months in office.
But rather than conceding to a better choice and more creative leadership, Bro Obuah noted, the failed APC governorship flagbearer had continued to dish out outright falsehood, blackmail and malicious information aimed at causing disaffection between the people and the State Government under Wike’s command.
According to the State PDP boss, “Mr Dakuku Peterside by not being appreciative and for failing to acknowledge Gov Wike’s superiority for doing just in five months what he, and his benefactor, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi could not do in four years he (Dakuku) served as Commissioner for Works, portrays him as an ingrate he is, and should rather hide his head in shame.
“For avoidance of any doubts about the obvious difference between the Wike administration and the Amaechi administration which Dakuku Peterside was to perpetuate if he was elected as Governor but God forbid, Prince Obuah has challenged the lamenting Peterside to drive round the Port Harcourt metropolise and see if he could still recognise those roads and streets that were impossible for him and his boss, Amaechi to fix for eight years.
“Not seeing and acknowledging the marked difference, the State PDP chairman stressed, is simply being blind and naive on the part of Dakuku Peterside.”
Bro Obuah identified other landmarks of Governor Wike to include the clearing of backlog of arrears of civil servants’ salaries and pensions, incurred by Amaechi and reactivation of non-functional schools scattered across the state by Chibuike Amaechi without teachers and basic facilities.
On the disbandment of the State Traffic Management Agency (TIMARIV), Bro Obuah said it was necessitated by the burden it was turned into by Amaechi’s failure to pay them regularly, which accumulated to over eight months of salary arrears which in turn forced most of the staff to metamorphose to mere touts and extortionists in order to make ends meet.
He insisted that the State is now better managed and secure under Gov Wike who has demonstrated enough will through his support and donations to the security agencies in the State, the result of which criminalities across the state have relatively reduced.
The State PDP Chairman is convinced that the state of insecurity both in the management of the economy, the fictitious bank loans alleged by Mr Dakuku Peterside and threat to lives and property only exists in the mind of the APC failed governorship candidate which possibly is a sign of going berserk.
•Photo shows Dakuku Peterside.
No comments yet. Be the first to post comment.