From Kenechukwu Chukwuedozie, Yenagoa
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and tge initiator of Pastor Reuben Initiative for Good Leadership and Accountability, PRIFGLA, Pastor Reuben Wilson has asserted that it is only APC government that can guarantee rapid socio- economic development of Bayelsa State.
He averred that a government at the state level that connects with the Federal Government can attract the needed development, insisting that if the APC had governed the state there would have been a major transformation going on.
Pastor Reuben who gave the assertion while exchanging views with newsmen in Yenagoa noted that the bane of underdevelopment in Bayelsa is the lack of responsive and accountable leadership which the PDP lacks as a party.
He emphasised that only a credible and purposeful leader who loves and understands the feelings of the people can meet the yearnings and expections of Bayelsan.
He said: ” It is my utmost believe that APC taking over government in Bayelsa will ensure rapid development. The APC has what it takes to enthrone all round transformation of the state. If the state and centre connects together, the needed development will be experienced because of the synergy and collaboration between the centre and state.
” I came up with this initiative, the Pastor Reuben Initiative for Good Leadership and Accountability, PRIFGLA because of the dearth of good leadership. People left the party because they felt abandoned after the Governorship election where we were short changed. What we need in this state is good leadership, we need good leadership to drive the transfornation of the state, without good be leadership we cannot achieve anything.
” That is why we are determined to bring all aggrieved leaders to together in one fold so that we can take over Bayelsa come 2023 Governorship election. And my the grace of God we will work tirelessly to make sure takes over.
” We are putting things in place to make sure that structure are in place to mobilise support for the APC. Right now some of our members are going from house to house, unit to unit, community to community and ward to ward to ensure that we talk to people to support our party to take over Bayelsa.
He expressed dismay at the high level of corruption going on in the NDDC as he noted official of the Commission make demand of 20% from contractors before payment could be made for jobs done.
Pastor Reuben called on Mr. President and all those in charge to constitute the board as a matter of urgency in order to serve the purpose of which the commission was set-up to achieve.
” Imagine contractors are being owned billions of Niara of work done. The forensic audit done too is yet to be make public. The Minister and Akwa are managing the commission as their own personal business. The NDDC to them is their father’s property they inherited”.
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