From Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has said the outgoing majority leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Chidi Lloyd’s beastly desires and actions perpetrated in the hallowed champers of the 7th Assembly has been brought to an end.
The PDP through its chairman, Felix Obuah, said the party was gladly celebrating the exit of a brute from the Rivers State Assembly, which for 12 years was under siege and has now been liberated by the popular wish and commendable decision of Rivers electorate.
The party said the electorate at the polls had demonstrated their abhorrence for the culture of violence, rascality and landlorship trait in the Assembly by Chidi Lloyd and his colleagues.
According to the PDP, the people of the State had broken the jinx of the Assembly and could now heave a sigh of relief with the coming on board of a team of sound minds and legislative experts, duly elected by the people in a free and fair electoral contest on April 11.
While wishing Chidi Lloyd and other contemptible members in the 7th Assembly well in their future endeavours, the PDP said it believes that leadership desperation has no good reward and history, advising that they toe the path of honour by accepting defeat and embrace the part of peace for development in the State.
Expressing regrets over his bad records while serving as a member of the Assembly, the PDP however admonished Child Lloyd to apologize to Rivers people, turn a new leaf and begin to use the billions of naira siphoned with his master, Gov. Amaechi, from the coffers of Rivers State treasury.
Obuah said: Chidi Lloyd’s case should be a lesson to everyone who seeks political office and carry out activities of government the way he (Lloyd) did, not considering the sanctity of human life, the welfare and joy of the people (the electorate) and the development of at least his Constituency (Emohua).
“It is a thing of joy that he is gone and gone forever politically, coupled with his and his master’s dimed and depreciated political relevance in the State.
“We commend Rivers people for proving to Chidi Lloyd and Amaechi that they no longer enjoy their relationship by voting them out of power, even with their strength of incumbency,” he said.