It Is Immoral And Sinful To Play Politics With The Lives Of Rivers People – APC
For very good reasons, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State chapter would have ignored the vitriolic attack targeted at our great party by Oraye Franklyn, Chief Nyesom Wike’s Senior Special Assistant on Social Media. We know that a response obviously would dignify Franklyn’s unfounded comments but as a progressive party that is conscious of truth, we need to state the facts to avoid misleading the people.
We wish to state and unambiguously too, that the APC has never and will never play politics with the lives of Rivers people. This is so because to do anything of such would not only be immoral but sinful before God Almighty. We are concerned about the safety of our people and that is why we have been speaking on the ugly developments in our state.
As a party, we have remained at the receiving end of the violence and deaths that have enveloped Rivers State for over six years now. All we ask is for peace and security to reign because we know the consequences of anarchy. Our people have suffered enough.
APC members across the state have been attacked and killed, sometimes in the presence of their families. More APC members have died over these unfortunate years and this is a fact that is well known around the state. And for these long years of strife, we have been speaking and calling the world’s attention to the daily attacks and killings taking place in our state.
So we were shocked that a Special Assistant who lives and works in Rivers State will be so dishonest, uncharitable and bold in accusing APC of politicising insecurity.
The question is: how can a party that has suffered more from insecurity, at the same time politicise the very malaise that gives it endless nightmare? As at today, insecurity pervades the entire length and breadth of all Local Government Areas of Rivers State. In fact, there is no local government where we have not had one form of killing or the other. Unfortunately, all the violence and death are traceable to the governor’s acolytes.
I think all of us, irrespective of our different political affiliations, must be very concerned about a quick resolution to this crisis. We cannot achieve peace by deliberately writing and circulating falsehood just to score a cheap political goal. A Special Assistant will be more useful to the state when he desists from misinforming the very people he is paid to serve.
State Publicity Secretary
Wed, 9th March, 2016