By Nwaorgu Faustinus
The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC said it has come to its notice that the Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, who was just released from EFCC detention over 23 choice vehicles he received from dubious quarters, has blamed his incarceration on a Minister from his home state, Rivers State.
In a release by the APC Spokeman, Senibo Chris Finebone said the only Minister from Prince Secondus’ home state is Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, CON, Minister for Transportation and leader of the APC in Rivers State.
“If by any turbulence of the mind occasioned by physical and psychological pressure of detention Prince Secondus meant that Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi has a hand his travails, the APC would like the PDP Deputy National Chairman to provide explanation on his charge to Rivers people, nay Nigerians” the statement explained
The APC asked Prince Secondus a number of questions: “Is Prince Secondus the only Nigerian being questioned by the EFCC at the moment? Has Olisa Metuh, his compatriot and fellow traveller, Abba Moro and others blamed Ministers or politicians from their home states for their travails so far? Did the PDP buy the 23 cars from his friend Omokore? Did Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi ask him to collect the cars that he would pay but later reneged? Is Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi the EFCC boss? Where lies the connection?”
The statement further reads: “The APC finds it laughable that Prince Secondus could not remember to do what most criminals do when they are caught in the act – blame Satan for tempting them and owning up to their crimes. He had all the days in detention to rehearse what might sound like a credible story for us poor Nigerians rather than pointing at an innocent man working so hard every other day to deliver on the onerous tasks of the Nigerian transportation sector.
“The Rivers State APC wishes to tell Prince Secondus to go in search of his clothing where he had his bath and refrain forthwith from dragging the name of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi and the APC into the conundrum of corruption he created for himself. Prince Secondus should, for once, adorn the garb of courage and stew in his own juice without attempting to obfuscate Nigerians who already know better.
“We encourage Prince Uche Secondus to do all he can to extricate himself from the claws of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption moving train so that he can help to patch up the PDP severely torn umbrella – something that is getting bleaker and bleaker by the day.”