PDP Gov. Wike for fighting Insecurity Institutionalized by Amaechi
The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has applauded the State Governor, Nyesom Wike for aggressively ridding the State of high rate of insecurity that spilled over from the former governor of the State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
The PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, said current and enduring steps being taken by Governor Nyesom Wike towards containing the menace of insecurity in the State are highly commendable.
He said the anti-kidnapping law, the massive support given to security agencies in the State and the donation of 64 patrol vans, fully equipped with security gadgets and 500 raincoats to the Rivers State Police Command and other security agencies, as well as cash rewards for the family of any security officer felled in the line of duty and anyone who provides useful information to the police for the arrest of criminals in the State are worthwhile incentives and commendable steps by Governor Wike aimed at fighting crimes in the State.
The PDP Chairman regretted that under former Governor Rotimi Amaechi, crimes and all manner of criminalities were legalized and institutionalized while lawlessness became the order of the day because Amaechi refused to call for security meetings with Security Chiefs in the State having fallen out with all service chiefs in the State.
Some other actions of Rotimi Amaechi that encouraged multiplication of crimes in the State according to the State PDP Boss, include the withholding and mismanagement of security votes, leaving the then Police Commissioner without funds and support.
“The courts were also closed for over a year, criminals encouraged and placed on payroll of government and those who were arrested by the police and detained for prosecution in courts were released and set free on the directive of Rotimi Amaechi.
Youths were extremely equipped with dangerous weapons and recruited by Rotimi Amaechi to prosecute the All Progressives Congress, APC elections in the State.
Rivers State under RotimiAmaechi was under seizure. Rivers people lived in fear and tension. Senior citizens were haunted and rubbished. Charlatans who did the bidding of Amaechi took over governance and local government councils in the State. Residents were helpless and defenceless, and sleeping with their eyes open.
Bro Obuah said the State Governor is winning the war against insecurity in the State and assured Rivers people and Nigerians that Governor Wike was on top of the situation, noting that in no distant time, insecurity will be reduced to the barest minimum in Rivers State.