BY EGUFE YAFUGBORHI
PORT HARCOURT – THE leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State has accused Governor Rotimi Amaechi of doublespeak on the security situation in the state.
Special Adviser to the State PDP Chairman, Jerry Needam, in a statement in Port Harcourt, Friday, said the Governor and has been contradictory in his recent appraisal on security in Rivers to the extent that he expresses worry in some quarters while assuring investments stakeholders that the state is very safe on another front.
Needam statement read that “the notion of insecurity in the state is the creation of Amaechi to discredit efforts of the police and other security operatives in furtherance of his insistence on getting the State Police Commissioner, Mbu Joseph Mbu transferred.
“Governor Amaechi’s claim contradicts his continued assurances to prospective foreign investors across the state of the prevailing peace and conducive atmosphere for investment, wondering if he could be referring to another state other than Rivers.”
The statement further challenged trumpeters of rising crime wave in Rivers to pinpoint any other state where the police is more active and whose efforts at combating crimes have paid off than the current Rivers Command under Mbu.
The party advised CP Mbu’s critics to “look for other reasons to concoct other than the allegation of inefficiency”, stressing that the police in the state under Mbu have performed creditably well “save for the area of involvement in partisan politics as his detractors would want him do.”