Rivers APC lambasts pro-Jonathan group over Port Harcourt rally

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned Saturday’s pro-Jonathan rally organised in the state capital, Port Harcourt, by the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN.

The party said the group was secretly sponsored by the presidency to enable President Goodluck Jonathan secure a fresh term.

TAN had on Saturday organised the rally to pressure Mr. Jonathan to seek re-election during the February 2015 presidential election.

At the rally, the organisers said they had secured 4.1 million signatures from the six states of the South-South urging the president to run.

It had earlier announced at the rallies in Awka in the South East and Ibadan in the South West that it collected 1.6 million and 1.8 million signatures, respectively asking the president to seek re-election.

“President Jonathan and his promoters through the misguided elements in Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) have once again demonstrated their hatred and lack of understanding of the plight of Nigerians, particularly those in Rivers State, by going ahead to organise their senseless rally in Port Harcourt even after being alerted of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in the State by the Minister of Health and other relevant bodies,” the APC said in a statement by its chairman, Davies Ikanya.

“With this TAN Rally in Port Harcourt, President Goodluck Jonathan and his cohorts have only succeeded in exposing their deep-rooted hatred for the good people of Rivers State, fully aware of the implication of organising such a senseless rally at this period that we are still studying how wicked agents secretly exported Ebola to Rivers State just to endanger the lives of Rivers people. This was after Nigerians had been warned to desist from organising large gatherings. This is the height of insensitivity which will surely spell electoral doom for President Jonathan and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015 and beyond.”

The party commended “discerning sons” of Rivers State, including a former Transport Minister, Abiye Sekibo, Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, the Chairman of the PDP in Rivers State, Felix Obuah, and Doris Fisher who shunned the event.

Alleging that the rally was promoted by the Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, the party said it had “taken note of the minister’s courageous declaration during the rally that Mr. Jonathan had not done anything meaningful for Rivers State and its people apart from approving a school on oil and gas which is still on the drawing board”.

“We would however have expected Chief Wike to tell the world that Rivers and her people will never vote for PDP, seeing the injustice and wickedness the state has suffered under the PDP-led Federal Government since President Jonathan assumed office,” the Rivers APC said.

The party added: “One thing going for us in River State is that we have a President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP whose hatred for our state and her people is legendary not minding that he is from our sister state Bayelsa and our in-law and we gave him the highest number of votes that made him the President. Our campaign strategy will be centered on this hatred, which has manifested in the hounding of Governor Chibuike Amaechi, the ceding of our oil wells to Bayelsa and Abia states, refusal to direct Akwa Ibom to pay us the proceeds of our oil wells she kept for many years, wicked refusal to implement the UNEP Report on Ogoni and now the deliberate act to worsen the Ebola crisis in the state by allowing a rally in his honour against wise counsel by those who truly care about the health and wellbeing of Rivers people. Mr. President has left no one in doubt of his deep hatred for Rivers State and her people, so how can we support him or any PDP candidate in 2015?

“In any case, the feats of the Amaechi administration are enough to give us victory in future elections. These feats, which are well known, include making Port Harcourt the World Book Capital City, eradication of militancy, dogged fight for the oil wells and other rights of Rivers State and her people, as well as award-winning achievements in Education, Agriculture, Health, etc.”

The ruling party in Rivers State asked the people of the state “to make their choice between the characters and vision of those in PDP (insecurity, ungodliness, etc) and the vision and characters of those in APC (godliness, security and concern for the future of our state). These are the issues for Rivers State to use to decide which of the parties governs the State from 2015.”

The APC advised its faithful in the state not to panic or fear about the future of the party, saying, “Rivers people have since adopted APC as the party of their choice and there is nothing the doomed PDP or any other party can do about that.”


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  • BlackieUmukoro

    PDP in the way


      Read your message again and see if you are communicating, sir!

      • BlackieUmukoro

        PDP in the way of Victory hence the cry of truth master
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        • TRUTH MASTER

          BlackieUmukoro for President….of his village association……Lol!!!!

          • BlackieUmukoro

            If you are unknown in your village and not even found fit to lead your village association, of what use are you, to the larger society. Join boko ha ram Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • TRUTH MASTER

            You don’t get my drift. You are too clannish to understand how to co-exist with people who are different from you….hence your bigotry!

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Stop exhibiting your subjective and vexatious post here please
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          • TRUTH MASTER

            I no go stop oooooo. Let’s battle with facts, blackieUmukoro!

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Which facts are you battling with ?
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  • Owo

    The rally was a complete flop. Even the PDP VIP from the south south shunned the evil rally. Only the thieves in the mould of Odili, Wike,etc and hose who were hired summoned courage to show up and they were wearing long faces as God Almighty disgraced them. Come to think of it, if Ameachi whom they want dead had not constructed the Liberation Stadium, where could they have held the empty rally. Listen to the few Bayelsa people who were there, one of their spokesman, the senator said there were ten times the number of people outside than inside and one wondered if people were expected to stay outside while the seats inside the stadium were empty. Tourism minister told a blatant lie that his governor was outside and till end of the evil rally the governor did not get inside. The only governor that showed up, Uduaghan rubbished GEJ and PDP that has been making huge budget every year for the east west road yet the road is still very deplorable. It was a terrible disgrace to see that a rally that boasted of over 60,000 participants did not have up to 5,000 attendants. God’s judgment is upon the head of this wicked government that closed down schools, and directed that large gatherings be stopped yet permitted such wicked rally. They are writing their report card everywhere, and Nigerians have agreed that their performance is not only poor but wickedly poor. May God treat them the way they are treating Nogerians.

    • andrew

      Owo I doubt if u have been to Port harcourt .Liberation stadium was one of the stadiums used in hosting of the Fifa U-20 world cup in 1997.That was when Amechi was an errand boy to Sir Peter Odili.The stadium Amechi built and is still building is in Greater Port Harcourt.Get your facts right next time.

  • I Hate Sycophant Truly

    When I was in school my teacher taught me to put into practice what I preach. I can’t forget this.

  • Ike

    Am yet to see TAN faulted on facts regarding Jonathan’s achievements. All others are politics and expected.

  • Omo Akin

    Against the advice proffered by the president regarding gathering of large crowds and closing of schools (public & private), these folks still continue with the jamboree and the President kept quiet. May be when one of them gets the bug and spread it amongst these sycophants, the lesson will sink in.

  • solomon

    Look carefully on the picture above this message you will the faces of blood suckers, ebola tinubu the fatherless and the outdated born to rules parasites element.