The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said it would no longer condone the persistent and unwarranted insults and acts that undermine the person and office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by Governor Rotimi Amaechi.
The party noted what it called daily attacks by the governor on President Jonathan on issues that do not deserve such onslaught, stressing that the extent of insubordination and disrespect exhibited by Amaechi to the president can no longer be tolerated by the party, as he (Amaechi) would not have endured that long before taking action, including branding anyone who does that against him as cultist and ensured he is arrested and detained unlawfully.
The PDP also urged governor Amaechi to rather than using the stateâ€™s security votes on frivolous trips, and events, and sponsorship of the activities of the All Progressives Congress (APC), utilise the billions of naira he collects monthly in ending the upsurge in criminality in the state.
The party recalled that in the past three weeks, several high profile killings and kidnappings had taken place in the state, immediately CP Mbu Joseph Mbu was transferred, adding that as three PDP stalwarts regained their freedom last week, another high profile kidnap occurred last Sunday, as the site manager of Rivigo, Mr. Leyira Kamanu, an indigene of Kpean Community in Khana Local Government Area of the state was kidnapped.
The party demanded that it was high time the governor settled down in the state, and use the state huge financial resources judiciously, including tackling the spate of crimes and violence.
It also called for the unconditional release of Mr. Leyira Kamanu, and appealed to youths in the state to desist from engaging themselves in acts of violence and criminality