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APC concerned at plans to disempower Rivers indigenes

2015-01-14 09:03

Abuja - The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Dr Dakuku Peterside, has condemned the alleged plot by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to sack non-indigenes from the State Civil Service if it wins the governorship poll.

He also expressed ‘horror’ to leaked plot by the party to withdraw all non-indigenes on scholarship and take over their business centres if the prize of oil in the international market did not stabilize before May 2015, thus resulting in continued reduced Federal Allocation to the state.

“I am at a loss as to what non-indigenes who have lived all their lives in Rivers State and pay their taxes did to warrant this type of treatment. We thank God that with the support of Rivers State people PDP’s wicked plots against the non-indigenes will not come to pass as collectively we can frustrate the evil enterprise by voting against all PDP candidates come February, 2015,” Peterside said on Monday at Rivers State APC Campaign Head Office in Port Harcourt.

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The APC gubernatorial candidate, who spoke while inaugurating his campaign committees, assured all the non-indigenes in Rivers State they would not only have a rosy future if he is elected the next Rivers State Governor but will play a very crucial role in his administration.

“I will sustain the policy initiated by my mentor and leader, Governor Chibuike Amaechi, to make the non-indigenes group the 24th Local Government Area of Rivers State. This unit is to cater for the welfare and interests of all non-indigenes in the State,” he said.

Meanwhile, Peterside used the opportunity to formally present his campaign described as a “Road Map to Prosperity.”

It focuses on public sector accountability, security, employment generation and wealth creation as well as social and human capital development and empowerment.

Institutional and physical infrastructure development and food security also feature.

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