PHALGA PRESS STATEMENT
The attention of the council has been drawn to a mischievous allegation against The Mayor of Portharcourt City Hon Victor Ihunwo JP by one Mr Amatari who claim to be the spokesman man of The Diobu Vigilante.
The said Mr Prince Amatari Bipeledei from Bayelsa State… while speaking on Rhythm 93.7 news bulletin at 6pm 1/8/2019 alleged that The Mayor is after his life and those of members of his family for refusing to vacate The Rivers state Library under construction on Ihediohama by Ojoto streets in the Diobu Axis of Portharcourt City.
The Rivers State library is a property of the state Government under construction, The said Mr Amatari who claim to be the spokesman of the Diobu Vigilante illegally took possession of the building and turned the building into a den of criminals and hoodlums.
Security reports available to The Mayor indicates that most criminals operating in the Diobu Axis of Portharcourt city operate from that uncompleted building. As a proactive Mayor who has sworn to an oath to protect life and property in Portharcourt City,he directed that all occupants of that building must vacate immediately and security agencies should act accordingly.
Mr Amatari and his team of bandits vehemently refused to heed to the directive of the Mayor,claiming that the contractor handling the construction of the building permitted them to stay there and perpetrate their criminal activities.
On the 31st of July 2019 the Mayor directed the councillor representing the people of Phalga Ward 17 Hon Chigozie Woka to ensure that the criminals vacate the building immediately.
On getting there to carry out the directive of the Mayor, Mr Amatari and his group of thieves over powered Hon Woka a situation that prompted the councillor to send a save our soul message to the Mayor.
The Mayor who most residents of Portharcourt can attest to his fearless nature rushed down to the scene to rescue the councillor, dislodged the criminals and returned sanity to the area.
I took out time to explain this to the public,so we all can know the truth and disregard the lies peddled by this Mr Amatari.
The Mayor cannot be distracted,he remains focused,as he continues to discharge his duty to the people of Portharcourt City.
(Chief Press Secretary)
1st August 2019