The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the Federal Government is sabotaging the effort of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in addressing the security challenges in the state.
State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Samuel Wanosike said this while speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt.
Wanosike said Governor Wike’s effort in providing the needed assistance to all security agencies in the state to fight insecurity in Rivers State was being hampered by some elements of the Federal government.
He also said the amnesty programme of the state government for restive youths in all the Local government areas had been a success, adding that repentant cultists will soon be rehabilitated.
The PDP also said the APC-led Federal government had failed Nigerians, adding that the report by the National Bureau of Statistics that Nigeria was out of recession was a smokescreen to douse the tension in the country.
“First of all, let me tell you that the Federal government is sabotaging the security in Rivers State. You all know that there is nothing our Governor has not done to improve the security of the state.
“Governor Nyesom Wike is the only Governor that has funded the Police in Rivers State to its maximum capacity. He has bought gadgets, equipment and offered logistics support to the police. Even the IG can testify to that.
“For the Military, Governor Wike is the only Governor that has bought gunboats for the Navy in this country. What has Wike not done to ensure that security is stabilized?
“The Government of Rivers state has provided for skills acquisition for our teeming youths including repentant cultists and it is included in the budget, ” he said.