Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi has finally come out and given his honest opinion on the reason why he fell apart with President goodluck Jonathan’s led administration.
Ameachi was speaking at the thanksgiving celebration of former Council Chairman of Khana Local Government Area, Gregory Nwidam on sunday.
Amaechi revealed that the FG did not want to implement the United Nations Environmental Protection Agency (UNEP) report on Ogoniland, this bothered his steadfast aim to make his region habitable for his citizens.
Amaechi in a candid state said: “After the verification and recommendation by the Agency to the Federal Government, they have refused to release the sum of One million dollars for the clean-up and development of the area. As I am talking to you today, the Federal Government is doing nothing about the UNEP report.
One million dollars is about 160 billion naira, but the Federal Government has been spending billions in other places. But, you need to ask yourselves one question, what did Ogoni do against the federal government that they cannot release 160 billion naira to save your environment. That is the reason I left PDP for APC, because, our interest is not protected in PDP.
So, when they cannot give the people of Ogoni 160 billion naira, which is not even enough for their kids to travel around America and London, if they cannot give to Ogoni people, why should you vote them?” he said. “What you should do is to punish them with your votes by voting them out in 2015. When you vote, you are not fighting for me, you are fighting for yourselves because, I have served as a Speaker for 8 years and also Governor for 8 years, what I need from God is long life. You need to fight for yourselves and save Rivers State as well,” Amaechi said.Continue reading
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