May 27, 2014
Victor Edozie, DailyTrust
Nigerian electorates made the worst mistake of their lives by voting the PDP.
The Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, said today in Port Harcourt that the President Goodluck Jonathan led Federal Government and the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) should be held responsible for the abduction of over 200 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by members of Boko Haram.
Governor Amaechi stated this while addressing children and other members of the public at an interdenominational church service marking the 2014 Children’s Day celebration held at the Alfred Diete Spiff Civic Centre, Port Harcourt.
The governor said Nigerian electorates made the worst mistake of their lives by voting the ruling PDP into power, pointing out that the change needed in the country, is to vote PDP out in 2015 general elections.
“The blame is on us; your parents and those of us who are in government. We owe you the responsibility of safety; we owe you the responsibility of good education, so that you can become for us the future parents when we depart this world.
“All of us are guilty of this crime; because in 2011, we went and voted for this government. So, we are responsible for the kidnap of Chibok school children, because we chose the government; you chose me and you chose the president.
“If, therefore, you are not able to protect the Chibok girls, then, all of us, especially the government in power, should be held responsible for the lives of the children of Chibok” he said.
The Governor stated that God allowed the incident to occur in order to expose the leaders because the level of corruption in the country had become uncontrollable .
He berated PDP for being after its political affairs without paying attention to the predicament of over 200 abducted school girls and insecurity in the country.
“I have said it before; God is tired of Nigeria, and now is the better opportunity to choose another government. Chibok girls are over 200. You heard they killed 310 the next week near Chibok; what did we do? They are killing everyday. People are losing their children, losing their parents everyday. They went to Yobe State, burnt the whole school and killed children. What did we do?
“God became very fed up with Nigeria and decided to allow the kidnap of Chibok girls. Why did God allow it? The story of Chibok will not end today. It is the story of a new beginning for Nigeria. If God did not allow it, Nigeria will not ask for change.
“Nigeria is only interested in one thing, which is corruption. These children have become sacrificial lambs after Jesus Christ for the good and benefit of Nigeria. It means that you and I must rise up and ask for change today, including the children, to demand for a better government, to demand for accountability, to ask why Chibok girls were kidnapped and PDP was celebrating in Kano.
“All of us are guilty of the crime against Chibok girls, . The president or PDP is guilty because it is in power and they are supposed to protect you and I; but, you and I are not protected. But, we are guilty of choosing them” he stated.
He charged Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for safe release of the girls, stressing that Rivers State decided to mark this year’s Children’s Day celebration with a solemn assembly to share in the pains of the victims and their parents.