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PDP opposes more funding for Amaechi

04 September 2014, 20:31

Lagos - The Rivers State Chapter of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has warned loan agencies and financial institutions against granting further loans to Governor Chibuike Amaechi.

Increased access to money would actualize his alleged plans to leave the state when he eventually vacated office, the ruling party argued.

The PDP was reacting to reports lawmakers had approved another N52 billion for the governor earlier this week.

"The way and manner, and the frequent application for loans which have always been approved by his rubber-stamp lawmakers smack of a conspiracy and grand plot by Amaechi and his cohorts to impoverish and mortgage the State before he leaves office so that his successor will have nothing to inherit but debt servicing," State Party Chairman, Prince Felix Obuah, said in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Jerry Needam.

READ: PDP members defect to APC in Cross River

"The ploy is deliberate because Amaechi knows he has lost grip by failing to lure and, or coerce the State into the All Progressives Congress (APC) which is his only hope of remaining relevant in the political leadership of the State."

The PDP raised concern the legislature had become a lap dog and complicit in the problems.

"It is even more worrisome that the State legislature, a distinct arm of government so framed and elected to checkmate such executive lawlessness has been so castrated by Amaechi that any proposal no matter how senseless and illogical presented to them is passed without questioning," the PDP said.

Amaechi and the ruling party have been on a collision course since the governor defected to the APC last year. - CAJ News

READ:APC, PDP bicker over Niger by-election


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