Blame yourself not Tinubu for Rivers crisis, APC tells PDP

The APC asked the PDP to prove Mr. Tinubu’s involvement in Rivers crisis

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has lambasted the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for blaming the crisis in Rivers polity on a national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu.

The River State PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah, had in a statement signed by his media aide, Jerry Needam, accused Mr. Tinubu of being responsible for the political crisis in the state.

In his reaction, the Lagos State Interim Publicity Secretary of the APC, Joe Igbokwe, said in a statement that the position of the Rivers PDP is funny and was informed by an obsession for the leading role Mr. Tinubu is playing to forge a common front to stop the PDP from wrecking the country.

The APC accused PDP members of treasonable acts of felony against Rivers State. It said the PDP is trying to blame the former Lagos State governor for the acts of felony they are carrying out in the state.

“For us, the allegation from Rivers PDP is a senseless effort to divert attention from the criminal acts and conducts of its members in Rivers State ever since Governor Amaechi decided to fight for the rights and interests of his people against the obdurate tendency of the PDP federal government,” the Lagos APC said.

“We see this as yet another hollow effort by a bankrupt party to blame its nefarious acts on the victims of its wild conducts. When every Nigerian knows that the violence and continued impunity in Rivers State are the undisguised reactions of the hirelings that now dominate Rivers PDP to the determination of Governor Amaechi to fight for the rights of Rivers people.”

The APC said it was certain that Rivers PDP is the only group in Nigeria that was being fooled by its half wits to engage in the search for those to blame for its intentional actions.

“We all know that Nyesom Wike, the leader of Rivers PDP and a serving minister vowed that he and his PDP will make Rivers State ungovernable for Governor Amaechi and they have gone notches higher to fulfill their vow.

“We all know as a matter of fact, that the Rivers State Police under Joseph Mbu is committed to the fulfillment of this vow; so we wonder where Asiwaju Tinubu comes in here,” the party said.

The party said it wondered how the former governor garnered the power and clout to incite PDP members in Rivers to continue their sponsored acts of terrorism and impunity against the government and people of the state just because Mr. Amaechi refused to be intimidated by the “rampaging hawks and sycophants in Rivers State who are beholden to the continuation of the monumental rot in Nigeria while they continue to profit from the distress of millions of Nigerians.”

The party challenged the PDP to prove that Mr. Tinubu and the APC is the cause of the violence in Rivers State. It said it is happy that the Rivers people know the perpetrators of the violence in the state.

Mr. Amaechi, the Rivers governor, decamped to the APC from the PDP. The crisis in the state is between his supporters and opponents who are loyal to Mr. Wike and President Goodluck Jonathan.


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