The Rivers State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has faulted the international conference on good governance and democracy, organised by the state government, saying it was a waste of scarce resources.
The Director-General of the state PDP, Mr. Emma Woke, who made this known on Wednesday, in Port Harcourt, said the one-day conference, which held on Tuesday at the Banquet Hall, Government House, was another way by which the state Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, was using to justify the trillions of naira he had received since he became governor.
Some of the speakers at the conference include former Prime Minister of Ireland, Mr John Bruton, a former British Foreign Secretary, Mr Jack Straw, Governor Amaechi, retired justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Adolphous Karibi-Whyte (retd), Senator Olorunnibe Mamora and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN).
He said the governor had failed to practice what he preached hence he should not be taken seriously.
Woke said, “Amaechi’s penchant in wasting the resources of the state to organise frivolous seminars and conferences is just to justify the trillions of naira he has received so far since he became governor by judicial circumstances in 2007.
“One will not stop to wonder the kind of good governance the likes of Amaechi is talking about; is it to cast aspersion on a party platform through which he became a governor in 2007 and 2011?
“Is Amaechi’s good governance to divert the state’s billions of naira to fund a party that was his opposition in the past seven and half years when he was in PDP?
“Amaechi should be man enough to tell his friends, the former British Prime Minister, Jack Straw; and the former Irish PM, John Bruton, that he is a fair weather politician who left his former party, PDP, because the internal democracy of the party forbade him from being dictatorial”.