By Okafor Ofiebor
The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expelled the Youth Leader for Eleme Local Government Area, Mr. Princewill Osareojiji of Eleme Alode Ward 2.
A statement from the office of the outgoing State Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah, said Osareojiji was expelled for insubordination, flagrant rascality, disobedience to the directives of the State government on COVID-19 and acts of criminality.
The statement personally signed by Obuah, frowned at the nonchalant and criminal action of the PDP Eleme youth leader against the task force sent to the area to monitor compliance with the executive order on closure of hotels, clubs, public gatherings, as part of the measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the State.
“It’s very unfortunate that the Eleme youth leader took his position as a party executive for granted to flout the authority of the Governor and orders of the State government by attacking members of the task force on COVID-19 and organizing a party in a hotel in Eleme to rubbish the efforts of government and relevant authorities to safeguard the lives of the masses of Rivers people and residents against the dreaded virus.
“I believe this will serve as a deterrent to others who may wish to engage in similar act to test the sincerity and political will of the state government to deal decisively with such recalcitrance”, Obuah declared.
Obuah urged all party members and Rivers people in general to see the efforts and actions of the State government with respect to COVID-19 as taken in good faith and in the best interest of Rivers people, and give the Wike-led government the necessary support.
Our Correspondent recalls that Governor Nyesom Wike had placed a N5 million bounty for any person who can volunteer information for the arrest of Osareojiji for allegedly leading thugs to attack members of the Eleme Local Government Taskforce on Covid-19.