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Rivers PDP Faults Ikanya’s Allegation Against Wike…Says APC Chieftains, Lawless, Flouting Public Order In Rivers

By Rivers State PDP
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Chairman, Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bro Felix Obuah, has described the allegation by the All Progressives Congress, APC, chairman, Davies Ikanya, that the State Governor, Nyesom Wike presently runs a parallel country of his own contrary to the law of Nigeria, as another unproductive effort by a failed man and party struggling for breath.

The PDP chairman said there is no such situation in Rivers State and called on the APC and its leaders to stop the blackmail and politics of calumny against a performing governor who has continually demonstrated his respect for the laws of the land as much as he respects the rule of law as well as the rights of the citizens, including those of the APC as the chief opposition in the State as enshrined in the constitution of Nigeria.

These allegations by Mr. Ikanya are baseless and aimed at giving the government bad image and portray the State as unsafe, having seen evidences of positive development and change on ground since the assumption of office by Gov Wike, Obuah stated, while calling on the people of the State and all Nigerians not to give Mr. Ikanya and his associates listening ears.

The PDP chairman said rather than accept the true realities and commend the governor for the level of development that has taken place in the State under his leadership, the APC leaders are only distorting facts and making efforts to make life unbearable for residents of the State.

It is evident that since they lost out in the Governorship and successive elections in the State, Mr.. Ikanya and the APC chieftains have continued to conduct themselves lawlessly as though they are above the law.

They carry out their activities in the State with impunity, disrespecting public orders, drive against traffic, disobey government regulations and restriction of movement orders, particularly on sanitation days, etc.

It is quite disheartening that Mr. Ikanya and other leaders of APC, a party that claims to be progressive, undermine the State government, evade taxes, drive in convoys with siren, and even make radio and television broadcasts indiscriminately, without compliance with the requirements of the law guiding those actions, Obuah stressed.

He therefore called on the Police and other relevant security agencies to ensure the unruliness and lawless conducts of the APC leaders in the State are brought under control, as these activities do not portray them in good light.

“It is also important that we call on Mr. Ikanya and his co-travelers to desist from blackmailing the government and people of Rivers State, as we do not observe this in other States of the federation. It is time to help build our State, if we love it, rather than destroy it,” the state PDP boss declared.

Signed:
Jerry Needam
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity
To the Rivers PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah
Thursday, April 28, 2016