The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State has hailed the success of the Good Governance Tour of the state, saying that the kudos received by the Rivers State Government from the Federal Government only re-affirms the AA+ rating already being enjoyed by the state. The ruling party commended the Federal Government for initiating the tour which it noted would engender positive competition among states’ governors. It said Governor Chibuike Amaechi and his team of lieutenants have proved cynics wrong by the caliber of infrastructure development the team led by Nigeria’s Honourable Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mr. Labaran Maku saw in Rivers State.
The PDP, while reacting to the outcome of the tour through its State Publicity Secretary, Mr. George Ukwuoma-Nwogba, said the tour could not have come at a better time. “At no time was the visit most appropriate than now that Rivers State has become a huge industrial site.”
Describing the tour as one-stop show of the administration’s priorities and prudence in the management of state resources and funds by the Amaechi administration, the PDP debunked insinuations in certain quarters that the toured projects were undertaken by past administrations, describing those behind the story as “insatiable and disgruntled politicians seeking cheap popularity.”
“We commend Governor Chibuike Amaechi for the Greater Port Harcourt City and its appurtenances which no doubt, upon completion, will make it one of the most modern cities in the world. We commend him for the hi-tech Rivers State Fish Farm in Asari Toru local government area reputed to be the first of its kind in West Africa; the state-of-the-art Kelsey Harrison Hospital; the Maxillo Facial Hospital with the most modern medical facilities; the model secondary schools ranked in infrastructure as university campuses. We are proud of the Governor who did the state proud through the numerous and hi-tech engineering projects his administration has embarked on, including the 38,000-capacity Adokie Amiesimaka Sports Complex which Mr. Labaran Maku, described as “a national asset.”
The statement continued: “Though we can’t yet shout “Eureka!”, we know that the State is headed in the right direction.”
Mr. Ukwuoma-Nwogba commended the people of the State for their support and massive turn-out at the stakeholders’ meeting saying it shows their huge support for the administration of Governor Amaechi. While urging them to keep the spirit, the Rivers State PDP Publicity Secretary pledged the commitment of the administration to the rapid transformation of Rivers State.
STATE PUBLICITY SECRETARY
PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY, PDP,
Tuesday, 19th February, 2013