Posted by News Express | 19 January 2016 | 2,041 times
The chieftains of the Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of Bro Felix Obuah has after a thorough consideration and evaluation of the prevailing security situation in the State, “unanimously expressed satisfaction with the various passionate and sustained efforts by Governor Wike-led administration in tackling insecurity and violence in the State.”
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
According to the statement, “The PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah, says as a responsible Party it is not unaware that security of lives and properties is the primary responsibility of any government worth its salt, and this informed the decision of the Party to internally but dispassionately evaluate the activities of the present government under Gov. Wike.
“At the end of the exercise, the PDP, according to Bro Obuah, stresses that it is proud to commend the Governor and his team for prioritizing the issues of sustainable peace and security in all parts of the State, and infrastructural development on which tremendous success have been made, even in the face of apparent distraction, spurious propaganda, lies and blackmail by enemies of the State.”
“While condemning recent incidents of violent attacks in selected Local Government Areas, the PDP,” in the statement, “says it has evidences of their perpetrators who felt uncomfortable with the achievements of Governor Wike and the PDP in just few months in the saddle of governance in the State and so decided to puncture and destroy such unprecedented records.”
The PDP particularly allude to the cases of attacks on some PDP leaders and members in Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor, Gokana, Asari-Toru and ONELGA Local Government Areas, wondering why the security agencies would choose to collaborate with leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and carry out those condemnable and illegal actions on defenseless PDP faithful.
“It is a known fact that these attacks are orchestrated and sponsored in the state to undermine and discredit the efforts of the State government in ensuring peace and security.”
The PDP therefore condemns the actions of one Major Mustapha who was a star witness for the APC at the Governorship Election Tribunal, and is now leading the ‘operation exterminate PDP leaders’ in the State, beginning with ASALGA, Gokana and ONELGA, wondering why the Nigerian Army will allow itself to be used to kill and destroy people and properties they ought to protect constitutionally.
Aware of the danger this sponsored attacks portend, the PDP calls on well meaning Nigerians to rise against it, and to also prevail on the APC leadership to caution those championing the deadly onslaughts, particularly the Transport Minister, APC governorship candidate, a former Senator in Gokana, former LGA chairmen in ONELGA and ASALGA, who have publicly claimed the support of federal authorities behind their actions.
“These APC leaders, the statement revealed, “have also spuriously raised fictitious petitions against some leaders and members of the PDP.
“We hope that President Buhari and the national APC leadership will heed the call for restrain on their members in the State and act plausibly and timely to avert possible break down of law and order in the State.
“The Party equally appeals to its teeming members and Rivers people to remain calm and law abiding, even in the event of provocation, as we are doing everything legally possible to secure justice.”
•Photo shows Gov. Wike.
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