The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, said its
attention has been drawn to a statement by Gov. Nyesom Wike Monday
expressing shock that there is a “plot to reverse the gains made by
the state in the promotion of security of lives and property through
the re-posting of compromised police officers back to the state.”
The APC in a press release signed by its spokesman Senibo Chris
Finebone said “we are still at a loss whether the governor made this
statement and if he truly did so, then he qualifies to be the greatest
living soul in the art of fantasy and make-believe.”
The statement noted that the Rivers people nay Nigerians know that
Gov. Nyesom Wike’s strategy for political survival is to purchase and
pocket the police, other security agencies and the judiciary, adding
that examples of his escapades abound for all to see.
Continuing, the party said they believe that the assertion was a
sign of frustration after his pact with the erstwhile
Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase to plant a Police
Commissioner in Rivers State to do the governor’s bidding collapsed as
a result of the work of providence, and maintained that “it is on
record that specific senior police officers that are at Wike’s beck
and call in Rivers State who were recently posted out of the State
have started finding their way back. The governor is simply crying
wolf to cover his ignominious tracks.”
“Gov. Nyesom Wike cannot talk about security architecture for Rivers
State when his dismantling of the near perfect security arrangement
the former governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi put in place has
since resulted into the present security basket case in Rivers State”
the APC stated.
According to the APC, Gov. Wike actually intended to quarrel with the
efforts by the Police to alter the ‘insecurity architecture’ he
deliberately installed in Rivers State, alleging that Gov. Wike it was
that dismantled the Israeli-trained C4i unit that banished kidnapping
and other dangerous crimes in Rivers State during the administration
of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
The APC recalled that it was the PDP and Nyesom Wike that revived,
activated and franchised already dismantled cult groups across the
State for the purpose of killing and hijacking the 2015 election
results in Rivers State.
“It is on record that the governor has now realised that he cannot
rein in his creation that has become classical Frankenstein monster.
His recent cosmetic attempts to appear to be fighting criminality is
only to fool the public while the real motive is to compensate his
private armies across Rivers State and prepare them for the
forthcoming rerun elections” the APC declared.
The APC called on the new Inspector-General of Police and other
security chiefs to ignore Gov. Nyesom Wike’s antics by ensuring that
his mafia-type strangle-hold on the Nigeria Police and other security
agencies is finally broken and laid to rest.
Purported plan to arrest PDP leaders in Rivers State a red herring
The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied
planning to cause the arrest of PDP leaders in Rivers State as the
forthcoming rerun elections approach as alleged by the PDP at a press
conference on Monday.
“The APC is a political party and therefore has nothing to do with
security matters. That is the duty of security agencies. No one or
political party should connect the APC to such matters under any
circumstances” the APC said in a signed by
The opposition party in the state recalled that the PDP has made such
spurious claims in the past especially before the last rerun elections
on March 19, 2016 but no such things happened.
“We suspect that this is a red herring by the PDP to conceal or divert
attention from some insidious and mischievous plans by the PDP and the
Rivers State Government to undermine the forthcoming rerun elections”
the APC declared.
The APC called on Rivers people to be alert to the tricks of the PDP
and reject them come July 30, 2016, as the party equally called on
security agencies especially the Nigeria Police not to allow
themselves to be blackmailed by the antics of Gov. Wike and his party,