THE Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) has berated the President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua administration on the distribution of political appointments.
The partyâ€™s Chief Publicity Secretary, Chief Ben Onyechere, in a statement yesterday said â€œother parts of theÂ country are short-changed in the sharing of political appointments.â€
According to him, â€œthe Presidentâ€™s behaviour smacks of intentions to deny other Nigerians what rightly belongs to them becauseÂ it is unimaginableÂ that theÂ president would deprive the South East of equity and fair play, and examples abound everywhere.
â€œThe behaviour of this president scores Obasanjo high on distribution of political positions,â€ the party stated.
Continuing, PPA said â€œthe Soludo issue is a veritable case in point, as well as theÂ mal-appointment of our sister Dora Akunyili in the Ministry of Information when she ought to be in the Ministry of Health.
Meanwhile the nation is turned upside down by crime unprecedented in the history of thisÂ country resulting from the gross inefficiency of the Yarâ€™Adua administration.â€
The party said the planned dredging of the River Niger and the construction of a second Niger Bridge is a carrot and stick approach â€œreminiscent of theÂ tricks played by by past administrations on the South East and even now some of our gullible leaders are falling headlong for such gimmicks.â€
Condemning the war in the creeeks, PPA said â€œthe NigerÂ Delta bombardment is not amusing, as such armsÂ ought to haveÂ been used to defend the Bakassi PeninsulaÂ instead of running to The Hague for so-called justice.â€