APC Slams Gov Dickson Over N2billion 2014 AMAA Hosting-Calls Him A Rash Spender

By on June 4, 2014

All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State revealed that the state government under Governor Seriake Dickson, squandered over N2billion to host the 10th edition of the 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). The event was held at the Dr. Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa.

The APC in a statement signed by the state Publicity Secretary, Fortune Panebi, described AMAA as an “erected conduit” through which scarce public funds were drained. The party cried that the funds which would have been used to tackle underdevelopment in the state and alleviate the sufferings of the electorate were expended to the advantage of a few.

The APC statement read in part:

“Governor Seriake Dickson, who was a major critic of AMAA when he was in the National Assembly is yet to identify that the state has not made any progress, neither has it reaped any corresponding benefit for all that it has expended in the hosting of AMAA over the past 10 years.

This is a noisy carouse. We condemn the wastage, particularly at a time when the government has confessed of economic hardship confronting the state and its inability to meet with genuine rights and privileges of civil servants.

We therefore demand convincing explanations from the state government on existing tourism sites that should warrant the continuous hosting of AMAA and the commensurate gains people of the state have derived so far.”


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