The Bayelsa State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Governor Duoye Diri-led administration of not being proactive about floods ravaging over 300 communities.
The party, in a statement issued in Yenagoa by its state publicity secretary, Doifie Buokoribo, expressed sympathy with the state’s residents over the loss of lives and property occasioned by the recent floods in the state.
“Our party is, nonetheless, pained to note that the effects of the flood would have been drastically reduced if the government of Bayelsa had made adequate preparations, considering the early warnings from the experts,” it stated.
As reported by Peoples Gazette,the party said that the flood reached almost every part of the state and caused large-scale damage to livelihoods.
APC said it was confident that the strength and resilience of the people would carry them through the difficult times.
According to the party, even though floods can wash away everything, they cannot wash away the resilience of the people and the hope for their survival.
“We have no control over natural disasters, but we have control over our minds.
“We cannot fight against these natural calamities, but we can fight against the circumstances and activities that tend to aggravate them.
“Let us do the best we can in these difficult times and remain strong and positive.
“Let us never give up on these disastrous spells, for surely, this one too shall pass!” the party said.