July 20, 2024

The All Progressives Congress, Rivers State chapter has blasted Governor Nyesom Wike over his visit to crisis-struck ONELGA area.

The criticism was contained in a release by the party’s Publicity Secretary in the State, Chris Finebone.

Read the full statement of the party

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State Chapter is pleased that, in his usual copycat style, the governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Wike decided to visit the bereaved families in ONELGA several days after former Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi had visited the area and commiserated with the people over the killing of their loved ones. At least, it is not a crime to copy someone who is naturally ahead of you.

However, the APC condemns the huge joke governor Wike made during his visit to the effect that APC in Rivers State has enlisted the support of supposed criminals he earlier declared wanted. We have no reason to be worried when a weird character engages in an equally bizarre joke.

It is possible that governor Wike does not see the right picture each time he is in front of a mirror. If he does, then he will at least, acknowledge that he, and not the APC or Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, that believe in triumphing in electoral contests chiefly through spilling of blood. We believe that Nigerians, including the respected Prof. Itsay Sagay who described Nyesom Wike as having climbed on dead bodies to become governor know that much. Need we stress that further?

We are convinced that governor Wike only went to ONELGA to make a huge show because his point man, Johnson Igwedibia alias Don Wani is dead. Why did Gov. Wike not visit ONELGA when the likes of late Chief Christopher Adube, Ward 4 Chairman, late Franklin Obi, Hon. Monday Eleanya and other APC members were gruesomely murdered and beheaded by Don Wani and his gang over the years?

It is important to make it abundantly clear that there are overwhelming pieces of evidence in public space and hopefully with security agencies confirming that the governor and his party (PDP) commissioned Don Wani to kill APC members in the ONELGA axis. They go beyond the photographs the governor and his key allies appear in with Don Wani.

As a party, we understand what is happening to governor Wike over his ONELGA burst bubble. The day Wike’s equivalent of Don Wani in the Yeghe axis meets his waterloo, the governor will also visit Bori, gather victims of the Yeghe killer and make donations of blood money to them.

The message of the APC to governor Wike is that every game comes to an end, one way or the other. The way his game has ended in ONELGA is the same way it will end in Yeghe and elsewhere in Rivers State. Trying to drag APC into the fray is manifestly disingenuous and sheer waste of valuable time. The APC will never subscribe to anything else than zero tolerance for criminality in all aspects of its engagement with the people. Our leaders respect human life, they do not threaten death to anyone like the governor does at the slightest opportunity. We, unlike the PDP, have no business with criminals. Hope the governor gets it.

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