The Action Congress of Nigeria, Rivers State Chapter has condemned in very strong terms, the recent solidarity visit to Governor Rotimi Amaechi by members of the House of Representatives from Rivers State.
The party in a statement issued and signed by its publicity secretary, Jerry Needam said such visit as far as it is concerned, is uncalled for, unnecessary, sycophantic, and ill motivated.
The party said it was dismayed to note that the Lawmakers are obsessed with positioning themselves in home matters but are unconcerned about bringing federal presence to their various constituencies in the state.
The ACN image maker, Jerry Needam said they view this latest activity of members of the National Assembly, who are mainly PDP members as act of showmanship, lack of vision and understanding of what their responsibilities are, and a demonstration that they have failed to march up with their colleagues in Abuja.
Instead of making laws and engaging in development projects like roads, electricity, water supply etc that would transform the lives of the common man and the electorate, Jerry Needam regretted that all the Lawmakers are doing is to invest their energy and resources into defending the governor who they believe holds the key to their political life and survival.
“It would be foolish however of any right thinking person to believe that the Lawmakers solidarity visit was genuine as it is a known fact that most of them, while in Abuja, drink and dine with opponents of the governor but come to the state to romance with the same man they work against in Abuja”, Jerry Needam pointed out.
He challenged the law makers to show Rivers people any project they have carried out in their area since they got the peoples mandate, demanding to know between the people and Amaechi who deserves the representatives’ solidarity?
The ACN publicity secretary, Jerry Needam therefore called on all those who were in the solidarity team to tender an unreserved apology to Rivers people, whom they have failed to represent well in the National Assembly, “Otherwise, we would initiate the process of their being recalled back home.
Jerry Needam, JP
Action Congress of Nigeria
March 05, 2013