Thursday, 12 November 2015

PDP Reacts To Amaechi’s Ministerial Appointment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rivers state chapter, has reacted to the appointment of former governor Rotimi Amaechi as minister of transport.

In a statement by Felix Obuah, the PDP state chairman and made available to by Jerry Needam, special adviser on Media and Publicity, the party criticized the appointment of Amaechi, adding that the former governor is a misfit.

“A ministerial slot for Rivers state given to Amaechi is a loss to the state because he (Amaechi) is at war with the state and does not believe in the development vision of the state Governor, Chief Barr Nyesom Wike. His appointment has put a question mark on the Buhari’s war against corruption and has given Nigerians a clear picture that Buhari’s war against corruption is targeted at perceived political enemies and opponents.

“Amaechi has demonstrated in his actions and conduct not to support or appreciate any development plan that does not have his endorsement or that of his acolytes which is not good for any group of people that desire progress. Rivers state has an appreciable number of qualified, prudent and humble sons and daughters with burning desire to move the state forward and help promote the existing peace and love among the people which Gov Wike has graciously put in place in only five months in office.

“We’ll therefore be happy to have the federal government or any other agency that means well for the state to always pick from this pool of resourceful and more enterprising human capital other than those with penchant for misleading, mishandling and mismanaging the scare resources of the state as exemplified by the Amaechi administration.”

Despite stiff oppositions that trailed Amaechi’s nomination as a minister, the former governor will later be confirmed by the Senate on October 29.

The PDP senators had staged a walkout during the confirmation of process of Amaechi. The senators stood against moves by the Senate to confirm him, but all efforts proved abortive.

Meanwhile, few hours after his inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari, Rotimi Amaechi warned that no one who intends to work with him should approach him for money.