Posted by News Express | 22 January 2015 | 3,956 times
The ruling party in Rivers State, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Chief Nyesome Wike, of plotting to clone the Four-Point Agenda of its governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, entitled ‘Road Map To Prosperity’. Rivers APC in a statement issued yesterday night in Port Harcourt alleged that Wike “has set up a three-man committee to study and clone the well-researched Four-Point Agenda” of Peterside, “an instrument to be used to revolutionise Rivers State under the envisaged Dakuku Peterside administration.”
According to the party in the statement signed on behalf of the State Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, by his Senior Media Aide, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, “This attempt by Chief Wike to steal our candidate’s ideas is entirely not surprising because he is a man without principles who has been campaigning without any defined agenda for the development and emancipation of Rivers State than the spreading of violence. The truth is that Wike is not prepared for the serious job of governing a complex state like Rivers and was conscripted into the race by his paymasters in Abuja as a ploy by the PDP and the Presidency to deny the Riverine part of Rivers an opportunity to have a shot at the seat of power after 16 years of governorship by the Upland part of the State, out of which Chief Wike’s kinsman, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, would have spent eight years by May 29, 2015 as Governor.
“If Wike succeeds it means that the Ikwerre tribe from which both Amaechi and Wike hail from, will govern Rivers State for eight more years and sixteen years all together, to the detriment of other sections of the State. To us in Rivers State APC, this is injustice and wickedness of the highest order. We are happy that the royal fathers of Ikwerre Kingdom have adopted Dr. Dakuku Peterside as sole candidate for the gubernatorial election in the spirit of equity. Unfortunately, Chief Wike is hell-bent on truncating the rotating of power to the Riverine area of the State but he has already failed.”
Continuing, Rivers APC said: “We strongly condemn this brazen attempt by Chief Wike to clone our agenda for his doomed campaign. We wish to appeal to the good people of Rivers State to take note of the emptiness and lack of vision and mission being exhibited by Chief WIke and the Rivers State PDP in the countdown to the February elections.
“We once more appeal to the Rivers electorates to vote wisely during the elections as their interests will be best taken care of via the Four-Point Agenda, which serves as our commitment to revolutionise governance and take our State to the next level. The Four-Point Agenda, also known as ‘Road Map to Prosperity’ aimed at taking Rivers State to the next level, include Public Sector Accountability and Security of Lives and Properties; Employment Generation and Wealth Creation; Social and Human Capital Development and Empowerment; as well as Institutional and Physical infrastructure Development and Food Security.
“Let us for the avoidance of doubt emphasise that the choice before Rivers State has never been so crystal clear as it is for the 2015 polls. It is a choice between darkness and light, good and evil, justice and injustice; it is clear to all that APC through Dr Dakuku Peterside represents the light, the good and justice.”
•Photo shows Dakuku Peterside.
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