PDP Debunks claims by APC, Labour, SDP, says they have nothing to offer Rivers People


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the interview of the flagbearers of the SDP, LP and APC aired by Channels Television has exposed how unprepared the candidates are.


The PDP in a statement by the Director of Publicity of the Campaign Council, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke said that the way the governorship candidates of the opposition parties spoke has shown that they have no coherent action plan for Rivers State.


According to the statement: “Tonye Cole in course of the interview admitted that his mass transportation plan will include the monorail project on which, over N50 billion has already been allegedly wasted without any positive benefit.


“Rivers people should note that the monorail scheme that they have rejected has been re-conceived by Cole as a new conduit pipe designed to allegedly siphon public funds by the leadership of the APC.

“The Wike-led administration has practically provided infrastructure, including roads in Bori and Ahoada, two semi urban centres as parts of its urban renewal programme. It has also provided increased access between the grassroots and the State Capital.


While the PDP is talking about connecting Riverine areas to the Upland, Cole, who could not tell Nigerians on National Television, where his two new cities will be carved out from, is dreaming about a water transport system that the organized private sector is capable of handling.

“Senator Abe of the SDP on the other hand could not tell his interviewer and the public how much his educational programme will cost the Rivers people. Statistics for building development programmes are not obtained from budgets. They are obtained from available data gathered through research.


“Abe, who neither has an economic nor educational team that is planning his programmes displayed through his effort to hide himself behind what he claimed is the non availability of the Rivers budget, adding that he (ABE) has no plan for Rivers people except smart and deceptive talk.


“Mrs Beatrice Itubo of the Labour Party, who as a governorship candidate refuses to relinquish her position as the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), did not show any clue, when questioned by Channels that she has any grip of the real issues confronting Rivers State.

“For us in the PDP, this is not a time to engage in undue experimentation. Sir Siminalayi Fubara, who understands the role infrastructure plays in development, has pledged to create gas and industrial hubs; unlike our opponents, who have no agenda, you can see how we plan to create jobs through deliberate industrialization.


“We urge Rivers people to cast their votes for all PDP candidates in Saturday’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections. Governor Wike has laid the foundation of growth, Sim Fubara will finish the job”, the statement asked Rivers people.

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