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APC Tasks Buhari to End Rivers Political Violence, Calls for Crack down on Perpetrators

Posted on March 31, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized |

APC Tasks Buhari to End Rivers Political Violence, Calls for Crack down on Perpetrators

…Commends Amaechi for ensuring that APC did not participate in the killings

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to take decisive action to end the lingering political violence in the State and to bring the perpetrators to book. The party made the request in a statement in which it commended the President for coming out boldly to condemn the needless carnage in Rivers and to describe it as “worrisome”.

The statement, signed by Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said: “We received with happiness the recent statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that the murderous rerun election in Rivers State was shameful, unfortunate and barbaric. We agree with Mr. President that more Nigerians have been killed in Rivers than any other state in the country. What we are asking is, what are the steps to be taken by the Federal Government to secure the State and her people from the PDP/WIKE gang of killers? That Governor Wike has made Rivers State a killer field should give all Nigerians concern because we don’t know who will be the next victim as the Army, Police, Youth Corps members and hapless Rivers residents are not spared.”

The party expressed sadness that Governor Nyesom Wike could be so callous to celebrate the death of human beings and the turning of Rivers State into another Somalia where human beings are either buried alive or burnt.

“Sadly, the threats by Governor Wike to murder INEC officials and anybody that would stand in his way during the rerun elections were fully implemented as a Corps member, Samuel Okonta, INEC official, Army and Police personnel were all murdered in cold blood. This man has gone further to threaten the lives of President Buhari, the Army Chief of Staff and his predecessor governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi. To cap it all, he sent his Chief of Staff, Samuel Wite, to assassinate the DG of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside; Rivers APC State Chairman, Dr. Ikanya; and APC Deputy Governorship Candidate, Hon Asita O. Asita. The trio would have been dead if not for the grace of God and the gallantry of the DSS personnel that came to their rescue,” Rivers APC lamented.

The party asked: “Do we continue to tolerate this man and applaud him for turning Rivers State into the hotbed of violence? Do we wait until the life of our President or Amaechi is touched before we do something to call this man to order?”

As Wike continue to play politics with the lives of Rivers State people, let us state that, those who travel on the lane of falsehood, subterfuge and deceit will definitely get to their destination which is destruction. The blood of all those killed for the so called PDP/Wike’s victory will one day speak.

Rivers APC applauded the position of INEC not to conduct any other election in Rivers State if adequate security is not put in place. “In the same vein, we wish to further state that it is not acceptable if all those caught perpetuating evil and electoral malpractice, particularly Wike’s aides, are not duly prosecuted. If this is not done it may be difficult for us to participate in any election in Rivers State as we can’t continue to endanger the lives of our people because of election,” the party said.

It sympathised with the people of Rivers State over Wike’s tragic style of governance and for portraying the State in bad light “whereas we are a peaceable, resourceful and result-oriented people and not barbarians”.

The party meanwhile commended Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi for maintaining a peaceful disposition during the rerun elections, without which the State would have burned to the ground. It appealed to its teeming members and supporters to continue to maintain the peaceful disposition for which APC is known so as not to give PDP warmongers an excuse to unleash further violence on the State.

 

 

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Rerun Assembly Polls: Wike Ready to Sacrifice Thousands to Give Stooges Victory – APC

Posted on March 9, 2016. Filed under: Press Release, Uncategorized |


Rerun Assembly Polls: Wike Ready to Sacrifice Thousands to Give Stooges Victory –
APC

Begs security agencies not to take his threats lightly

Security organs in the country have been begged not to take lightly the continuous threats to institutions and individuals by the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, in view of his well known antecedents as a violent man and his romance with militants.

 

The State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made the plea in a statement in which it lamented the increasing spate of violence in the State in the run-up to the rerun National and State Assembly elections in the restive State.

“We have watched with chagrin the continuous macabre dance and threats to institutions and individuals by Chief Nyesom Wike in connection with the March 19th rerun National and State Assembly elections in Rivers. We are worried that relevant security agencies have done nothing about these threats, which we insist must not be taken with levity in view of the antecedents of Chief Wike as a man who can do anything under the sun to get what he wants,” Rivers APC said in a statement signed by the State Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, and issued Wednesday in Port Harcourt.

The party said: “Chief Wike’s threat to officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that will organise the March 19th rerun elections to prepare their wills before the exercise is not to us an empty threat. He repeated the same threat during the courtesy call by the Vice Chancellor of University of Port Harcourt, even mentioning the name of a Lecturer whom he vowed will not live in Port Harcourt if the elections do not go his (Wike’s) way. As a result, UNIPORT Lecturers have decided to boycott the rerun elections.

“The crisis Wike recently ignited in Ogoni land where tens of souls were lost is still very fresh in our minds. His latest threat directing his party chieftains not to honour any invitation by the Directorate of State Security (DSS) or any security organs before the rerun elections once more demonstrates his disdain for normalcy and a peaceful environment.”

Unfortunately members of PDP are heeding the call by Nyesom Wike to burn alive members of the opposition and other electoral personnel who stands on their way to victory in the forthcoming rerun elections in Rivers State. As a result to this and under the watch of Wike Mr Ofinjite Amachree, an APC Chieftain in Asari-Toru LGA was beaten to coma and burnt alive while Tubotamuno Wariso was attacked and beaten to death at Opobo Town, Opobo/Nkoro LGA by known PDP/Icelander cult boys about two days ago. Pabby Koryene, a chieftain  of APC in the yeghe community was abducted by Solomon Ndigbara an PDP Chieftain and buried alive.

It would be recalled that last Saturday by about 8pm, an APC Chieftain, Franklin Obi was killed and beheaded by PDP influenced assailants in his home. His wife and son were also killed. The killing happened less than 48 hours after late Franklin Obi, APC Ward 4 Chairman in ONELGA conducted an APC congress. Four APC persons were killed in Obibi, Etche LGA in the last four days. Gabriel Cookey was clubbed to death in Opobo, Opobo/Nkoro LGA.

“In fact, in the last one month, over 60 APC members have been killed in different parts of Rivers State.

Rivers APC called on the relevant security agencies to act fast and investigate, as well as caution Governor Wike “because if 100 souls could be sacrificed in order to install him as Governor of Rivers State, he wouldn’t mind if thousands of Rivers State people are sacrificed to enable him install his stooges as National and State lawmakers.”

The party noted that already APC members are being hunted and killed across the State by suspected agents of Wike and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State, as being well reported by the country’s media. It passionately appealed to relevant security agencies not to delay to wade into the matter because the future of Rivers State lies in the way and manner the March 19th, 2016 rerun elections are conducted and the quality of candidates elected during the exercise.


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