The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers State chapter, Prince Felix Obuah, has expressed grave concern over the deplorable condition of the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt and liaison offices in Abuja, Lagos and other places, following monumental looting and outright mismanagement of resources and facilities by the out-gone Chibuike Amaechi administration, calling on the new Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, to do everything possible to recover the loots.
Apparently angered by the unwarranted raid by Amaechi and officials of his administration of these public facilities, the PDP Chairman charged Governor Wike to stop at nothing but to employ all machineries at his disposal to ensure that the items are recovered while all those who perpetrated such acts are brought to book.
The PDP Chairman noted that the ugly development was responsible for the delay in the use of the Government House by the new Governor and his aides, stressing that with the level of looting and damage witnessed in all offices, halls, rooms and the entire premises of the Government House, one is not sure that the place can be ready for use in the next three months.
Prince Obuah regretted that all official vehicles of government used by Amaechi and his aides in Port Harcourt, Lagos, Abuja etc are either stolen or vandalized.
He wondered why the former Governor and media team were not ashamed of such disgraceful, embarrassing and criminal acts, but were issuing statements denying what is evident, as a visit to the Government House leaves no one in doubt of the fact of the incident, saying rather than giving explanations and tendering apology to Rivers people and Nigerians, members of the former governor’s media team were making claims they cannot justify.
The PDP said it is not happy that the people of the State have been thrown into this pathetic situation when they do not deserve it, considering the huge resources that have been available to the out-gone Governor, meant for the development of the State and empowerment of the people, regretting that rather than appropriating the resources accurately and transparently, Amaechi and the APC leaders siphoned the money for personal use, leaving the State with phony and uncompleted projects most of which the contractors are nowhere to be found.
The PDP believed that the looted items can be found if there is a dyed-in-the wool effort aimed at recovering them by the incumbent Governor and law enforcement agents.