By Victor Azubuike
The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says it is now aware of the cause of insecurity in the state.
Chairman of PDP in the state, Felix Obuah, in his reaction to the comments by former Governor, Rotimi Amaechi alleged that the insecurity being witnessed in the state was the handiwork of the former Governor.
Obuah in statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity said there is a grand plan by the APC in the state to use the military to allegedly rig this week’s election.
The PDP Chairman also cautioned Amaechi to desist from intimidating and denigrating the Rivers state police command, adding that the command has been professional in carrying out his responsibilities.
According to Obuah, “As former Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi carried his threat to set Rivers State on fire during next Saturday’s National and State Assembly re-run elections through the Rhythm 93.7 Radio programme, Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says it’s now crystal clear to all Rivers people and Nigerians the source of the insecurity in some parts of the State where Amaechi has planted his hatchet men.
“The State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah reacting to the avalanche of threats and unguarded utterances of Amaechi through a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam said now that the former governor has unmasked himself as the sole sponsor of the skirmishes in parts of the State, nobody is now left in doubt as to who is responsible for the so much talked about insecurity in the State.
“The PDP is now vindicated of the alarm raised over the plot by the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Nigerian military to unleash mayhem on Rivers people so as to have their way during the re-run election next Saturday.
“Bro Obuah noted with disdain the open acceptance and declaration by Amaechi, a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari that he would personally lead the battle on the re-run election day and dared anybody including the State Governor to file out with his own gunmen.
“The State PDP boss wondered what other reason Amaechi has for disregarding and dismissing the entire Nigeria police force and its officials in the State as grossly inefficient in controlling civil strife and criminality in a State not as large as Kaduna, Lagos, Kano etc preferring the use of soldiers whom he claimed are in his pocket if not to cause crisis in the State.
“Obuah regretted that Rotimi Amaechi, a serving Minister for transportation of the federal republic of Nigeria, a former Speaker of the State House of Assembly and immediate past State governor is conducting himself in such uncivil, irresponsible, militant and illiterate manner as to be using vulgar and dishonourable language on air to respond to questions that border on how he ran the State aground while serving as governor in the State that made Rivers people reject him and all he stands for.
“Nonetheless, my candid advice to the Rivers people is to disregard Amaechi and all his empty threats and come out enmasse on Saturday, March 19, to vote for the PDP and all the PDP candidates as an appreciation and to give impetus to Governor Nyesom Wike to continue to re-fix Rivers State from the damage done by Amaechi.” DailyPost
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