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PDP unsatisfied with Amaechi's response to violence

06 May 2014, 16:26

Rivers - The Rivers State chapter of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) expressed dissatisfaction with the response of Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, to issues of insecurity and violence in the region.

The party said that after reviewing the current political and general security situation in the country, it observed that the Rivers State Governor had not shown enough concern and genuine commitments in tackling most social vices and criminal activities in the state.

PDP said that most of the governor’s activities had been of “lip service, showmanship and frequent trips within and outside the country.”

The party particularly mentioned cases of kidnappings, cultism, armed robbery, and the trepidation of insurgency in parts of the state and the country, which it said had reached an alarming stage.

“The PDP is of the position that rather than waiting for people to be kidnapped and released or escape from the dens of their abductors, like in the case of the Chiboke Secondary School Girls, before offering them scholarship, Governor Amaechi should commit himself and the resources into fighting and averting the menace since it cost less to prevent than to cure,” it said.

The party therefore urged Amaechi and his North-East All Progressives Congress to be more proactive in tackling the spate of insecurity in parts of the country without unduly criticizing President Goodluck Jonathan’s stance on insecurity.

– CAJ News

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