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Rivers Crisis: PDP Blast APC over Failed Power Control Plan

The Peoples Democratic Party has declared that the All Progressives Congress’s purported plan to seize control of Rivers State has fallen through, underlining that the state will continue to be a PDP stronghold. 

Citing the existence of a full-fledged war, the APC leadership in Rivers State urged the federal government to declare a state of emergency in the state on Wednesday. 

Chief Tony Okocha, the chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, made this request during a media briefing in the state capital of Port Harcourt.

He said, “Rivers State is at war and the dramatis personae who are responsible for the mayhem that has claimed lives are known.

“The governor is helpless, the police bias helpless. Therefore the APC in Rivers State is calling for a state of emergency in Rivers State as a way of taming the mayhem, and slot gacor hari ini the upsurge that is going on in the state.

“I call on the federal government to act fast in this regard.”

In reaction, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, responded  that Okocha’s remarks reveal the APC’s plan to incite unrest in Rivers State.

He urged the national leadership of the APC and the Federal Government to step in right away and tell Okocha to stop his acts since they were endangering Nigeria’s democracy and stability.

The statement read in part, “The attention of the Peoples Democratic Party has been drawn to yet another hallucinating press conference by the Rivers State Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Tony Okocha, wherein he again fantasized that the will of the people of Rivers State as expressed in the governorship election which produced Governor Siminalayi Fubara can be upturned by the imagination of the APC.

“This reckless outburst by Tony Okocha further exposes the sinister plot by the APC in Rivers State which has been seeking ways to instigate crisis, forcefully overthrow a democratic Order and impose an anti-democratic regime in Rivers State in clear violation of Section 1 sub-section 2 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

“The use of the word ‘war’ by Mr Okocha in his thoughtless statement clearly shows an evil intention which has been firmly resisted and will continue to be resisted by the people of Rivers State.

“The APC in Rivers State should note that its malevolent scheme to instigate crisis and forcefully take over the State has failed. Rivers State is a stronghold of the PDP and the people are solidly behind the Government of the PDP in the State.”

“The PDP calls on the Federal Government and indeed the national leadership of the APC to, as a matter of urgency, rein in and caution Mr Tony Okocha to stop being an agent of destabilization and a threat to democracy in Nigeria.

“Our party demands that the Inspector-General of Police immediately invite the Rivers State APC Caretaker Chairman and hold him personally liable for his utterances which constitute a clear and present danger to the sustenance of democracy in Nigeria and to peace and tranquillity in Rivers State.

“The international community should also take note of the reckless outburst of this individual whose actions and utterances are capable of negatively affecting the overall security of the country.

“The PDP for the umpteenth time warns the APC to perish the thought of forcefully taking over Rivers State as its attempts to undermine the will of the people will always come to naught.”

“The PDP calls on the Federal Government and indeed the national leadership of the APC to, as a matter of urgency, rein in and caution Mr Tony Okocha to stop being an agent of destabilization and a threat to democracy in Nigeria.

“Our party demands that the Inspector-General of Police immediately invite the Rivers State APC Caretaker Chairman and hold him personally liable for his utterances which constitute a clear and present danger to the sustenance of democracy in Nigeria and to peace and tranquillity in Rivers State.

“The international community should also take note of the reckless outburst of this individual whose actions and utterances are capable of negatively affecting the overall security of the country.

“The PDP for the umpteenth time warns the APC to perish the thought of forcefully taking over Rivers State as its attempts to undermine the will of the people will always come to naught.”

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