Rivers APC replies Wike: Says President Buhari is not under pressure to declare State of Emergency in the State


Describes Gov. Wike’s allegation as that emanating from a confused mind … Outline how Wike intends to influenced state of emergency

Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) said the party has read the disgusting tissue of lies contained in Governor Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike recent unguided outburst that
President Muhammadu Buhari told him during his recent visit to Aso
Rock that he (Buhari) was under intense pressure from Rivers APC
leaders to declare a state of emergency in Rivers State.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, said she wish to unequivocally
state that President Muhammadu Buhari never complained to Wike of any
pressure to declare State of Emergency in Rivers State.

Rivers State APC in a press statement circulated on Monday by Chief
Eze Chukwuemeka Eze the Media Consultant to the Rivers State APC
Chairman, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya further expressed shock that Governor Wike could bring the exalted office of the Governor to odium in such a reckless manner to ascribe to President Buhari something he
never said.

The party stated that, “to the best of our knowledge the three issues
that Wike discussed with Mr. President were the issues of the Ogoni
Clean Up, the Nkpogu Junction incident with Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi
Amaechi where attempt was made on the life of the Minister. The other
issue discussed was the detention of Wike’s Chief Security Officer
(CSO) for one week”.

The party therefore urged Governor Wike not only to call himself to
order but formally apologise to President Buhari for ascribing words
he never uttered to him to score cheap publicity always associated with him.

The party pointed out that Governor Wike’s hatred for both President
Buhari and Amaechi is legendary since the two masterminded the ouster
from office his ATM machine, (Dr Goodluck Jonathan) under whose watch
our common patrimony was looted with impunity. Because of this, Wike
is ever ready to use any forum to castigate, insult and malign the
persons and personalities of these two great leaders not minding the
dire consequences.

The party stated that Wike exhibited his trade mark when he granted
audience to the outgoing Anglican Bishop of Niger Delta Province last Friday where he falsely ascribed to Mr. President words he never uttered and further abused and incited Nigerians against the President stating that he Buhari considers the lives of cows more precious to that of
the lives of Nigerians.

Wike’s words as captured by Simeon Nwakaudu his Special Assistant on
Electronic Media, “in other climes if ten persons are killed, the President visits to personally assess the situation but here in
Nigeria our country has become a security nightmare with 73 persons killed in Benue and mass burial organised for them, with the Presidency acting as if nothing happened. Human lives are not respected. In fact, the lives of cows and chicken appear to be more important than human lives. This has nothing to do with politics. Let us not trivialize the catastrophy that has befallen Nigeria.”

With these inciting words, one can easily state that it is Wike that is courting for state of emergency in Rivers State. This
notwithstanding, let us reiterate that nobody is interested to declare state of emergency in Rivers State not minding the abysmal failure of Wike to ensure protection of the lives and properties of Rivers State people.

The party reassures Nigerians particularly the good people of Rivers State that not minding the abysmal failure of Wike in governance in Rivers State that, “we will ensure that he Wike no longer constitute
himself as a security challenge to Rivers State and her people as we have no other State to call our own than Rivers State.”

The party observed that Wike in his last Saturday’s outing with Rhythm
93.7 FM told the bewildered world that he was briefed by someone very close to him in his office that he can talk to Don Wanny and his boys to keep calm just after the killings in Omoku but he said NO that their
time was up. If this is not vindication of our stand that Wike’s administration has been hobnobbing and romancing with this deadly gang, let him tell the world who this fellow very close to him that he suggested that he should discuss with Don Wanny is.

Apart from the above, the party stated that, nobody is fueling insecurity in Rivers State but the Governor himself that, if not let Wike tell the world where he kept all the Arms the Rivers State Government claimed to have collected from cultists and
militants and explain if these arms are not part of the arms kept to arm his yet to be formed Neighborhood Watch gang which he intends to use to cause more damaging mayhem in Rivers State to boast his chances during the 2019 gubernatorial election knowing very well that he stands no chance in any election without violence.

The party concluded by stating that, “Wike need to be watched if our nascent democracy is not to be truncated by his wicked ambition to once again impose himself on Rivers State to the detriment of the growth and industrialization of Rivers State as envisioned by the APC regime if elected”.


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