All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Rivers State, Dakuku Peterside, has promised to make the state the safest in Nigeria, if elected in 2015. Dakuku spoke during a ceremony to flag off his governorship campaigns, held at the Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. The APC candidate also accused the Federal Government of using its powers to destroy the internal security arrangements in the state.
“We will spend money to build that security infrastructure that will help us become the safest state in the whole of Nigeria. If we want investment to flow to this state, if we want productivity to peak, if we want to create wealth, the first thing we must do is to ensure that this state is safe for people to live in and do business,” Peterside said.
Peterside buttressed his security plan: “By the Special grace of God, on the 29th of May, 2015, when an APC governor is sworn in, we will move into action immediately. We will build a safe Rivers. The first pillar is security, rule of law, transparency in conduct of government affairs. Our leader, the Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi at the inception of his government put in place proper security architecture. He injected a security infrastructure and of course you notice that after some years we had problem with our internal security when those bent on destroying Rivers State decided to use federal powers to destroy what we have in Rivers State because they don’t want development in our state, they want development in other states. We will take our security back. We will improve on it.”