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Wamakko, Amaechi Flay PDP-led FG, Call It Weak, Inefficient

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Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Ameachi, yesterday urged Nigerians to vote wisely if they want to bring an end to poverty, insecurity and bad governance that had characterised development in the country in the last four years.

This is just as Governor Aliyu Wamakko described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led federal government as very weak, inefficient and had failed to deliver in all respects.
The barrage of criticisms was followed by the remarks of the former Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd),  who said the Governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura, was being persecuted because he belongs to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).

Amaechi, who spoke at Rimawa village in Goronyo Local Government Area at the inauguration of a modern agricultural skills acquisition centre constructed by the Wamakko administration, said the APC was determined to change the direction of Nigeria and enable Nigerians have a secure country.

The Rivers State governor said there was need for a total departure from where Nigerians are now, adding that “the only treatment that can cure Nigerians of PDP is the APC.

“If you remember your childhood days when you have headache, doctors prescribe APC for you and you don’t need any alternative today than APC to bring back the country to life,” he said.
He described Wamakko as a governor who dispassionately works with honesty and detests corruption to a fault.

However, Wamakko described APC as a party that was established and focused for a better Nigeria.
“Myself and Ameachi are like minds with similar ideas aimed at promoting and projecting the party in good light.

“APC is about Nigeria and not our personal interest but in the interest of transparency, accountability, good governance, food, security of Nigerians and affordable housing for all,” he stressed.

Wamakko added that Nigerians should not only be yearning for change but actualise their aspiration through votes.
Meanwhile, Buhari who spoke at the birthday celebration of the former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Silva, yesterday commended the people of Nasarawa State for standing behind the governor in his travails.

“I congratulate the people of Nasarawa State for coming out across the party’s spectrum and supporting their governor against what members of the House of Assembly tried to do in Abuja, instead of the constitutionally allowed location. His only wrong doing is that he belonged to the APC,” he said.

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Muhammed Uwais, in his opening remarks said the fact that Nigeria is a democratic nation is not in dispute.

He commended the students of Nasarawa State for demonstrating support of the governor.
According to him, “power is like an egg, if you hold too tightly it would break and if  hold it too lightly it will also slip and break equally. Those who are in power should realise that they also hold the people’s lives.”

The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, who gave a lecture at the birthday ceremony, said while some people still deluded themselves that there was no difference between political parties, especially the ruling party and the main opposition, the differences are emerging daily for those who are discerning enough to notice.

“If on major policy issues such as power, security, agriculture, corruption and unemployment the main opposition has disagreed with the party in government and has criticised its choices, I wonder what else the party needs to do to prove that there is a difference.

According to the governor, a  cursory look at the level of progress and development (World Bank poverty index) in the states governed by old and new opposition governors, “there is clear daylight difference in terms of development.” He cited examples of the two states, Lagos and Rivers, governed by APC governors which are executing rail projects on their own as a mass transit solution.

He also berated the PDP-led federal government for allegedly lying about target dates for stable electricity for 16 years, adding that an APC state, Lagos has led the way in showing what is possible with its power initiatives in Egbin, Akute, Lagos Island and Alausa. He added that the Ikeja and Lekki power plants will be commissioned this year.

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

Updated 4 Years ago

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