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Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has fired back at the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in the State, Abiyẹ Sekibo over comments on President Bola Tinubu.

Tony Okocha, the APC caretaker chairman said the crisis in the State was created by the Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, stating that it has no link with President Tinubu.

The attention of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Rivers State was drawn to a text of Press conference hosted yesterday by some unrepentant Atiku/PDP supporters in Rivers State.

Our initial thought was to ignore the cul de sac machinated by the defeated and conquered politicians, who led the failed onslaught to lie, barefaced, to Nigerians on the Gov. Siminalayi Fubara’s self~inflicted political fisticuffs in Rivers State. But we feared that allowing their lies to go unchallenged and fester, will distort the true records. Hence, we elected to immediately put out a quick response as counter examples to the blatant lies they peddled and canvassed.

The second reason why we would have opted for the choice of consigning the complete puerile text to the trashcan and don’t bother with it, is that the presenters lucidly introduced themselves as unrepentant leaders of Atiku’s 2023 Presidential Campaign in Rivers State and so, forayed a bit, into their intra~party squabbles.

We couldn’t have joined them in that gymnastics arena. It would have been completely nonsensical. But in their attempt to being clever by half, they drew the irk of genuine APC members, particularly the adherents of Renewed Hope Agenda in Rivers State, through the unguided spews in their presentation

The undeniable fact of the matter is that all those that lined up on that table and signatories to the text in issue, are still ardent believers of HE Atiku Abubakar. (Kindly take a look at the flex banner behind the table where they sat and read the jejune script)

“Res ipsa loquitor “.

It was deliberate and intentional.

These persons can never forgive President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and APC over the sin of their electoral defeat. Of course, it follows therefore, that anyone whose action or inaction, contributed to their dangerous fall, is inadvertently their sworn enemy. No wonder, they are surreptitiously targeting to cut out a pound of flesh from the Honourable Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, His Excellency, Chief Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, CON, GSSRS.

What a cul de sac.

A spectacularly failed mission indeed.

This wicked subterfuge cannot work under our watch.

Nigerians know the circumstances and situations and scenarios that played out uniquely in 5 PDP controlled States in the build up to the 2023 Presidential election.

This assembly of protesters did not only vehemently carry out rigorous and excruciating campaigns against Asiwaju but they thrumped up and funded hate speeches against Asiwaju.

They and ilk, championed the obscene and absurd denigration of Asiwaju in the media.

They promoted the narrative that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was frail.

Mentally senile.

Defecates on self and so, wears diapers.

Extremely old and incapable of presiding over Nigeria

Infact, they played God by promoting that Asiwaju was on the departure lounge and will pass on in a bit.

The Protesters raised the issue of the political crisis in Rivers State and made attempts to link the Honourable Minister of the FCT to the fray.

What a puny logic they espoused!

It is so shameful that those champions of the slogan “SERVING SON AFTER FATHER”, when Sir Siminalayi Fubara emerged in the PDP Governorship Primary, are now the “errand boys” of the Son they despised.

Political Crisis in Rivers State is self~inflicted, I reiterate. Both the Governor of Rivers State and the 32 Assembly members were of the same party and family, with HE.E.N Wike, as father.

Why is it the case that 27 Assembly members opted for the opposition party, APC, in Rivers State?

Does anyone think strongly that as full~blown adults, anyone else can lead them by the nose?

Or does anyone think that anyone can sit pretty on their noses?

What of the remaining 3 members still in PDP and with Gov Fubara?

Are they also robots?

The Crisis is about crass inactivity and cluelessness and rudderlessness of the Governor and the penchant of the legislators to whip him to line latching on the principle of separation of powers and checks and balances.

Rivers State is more than drifting to a pariah state, to atrophying into abysmal oblivion.

How does it concern the Honourable Minister of the FCT under our beloved APC, who had long left the rostrum of power in Rivers State Government House?

I am aware that despite our entreaties to the Honourable Minister of the FCT, to join us in APC with his winning magic wand, he still believes in PDP. If the Minister is PDP and the Governor, PDP, is it not apt to say that the bedeviling problems in Rivers State are intra~party?

If the protesters feel concerned, shouldn’t it be honourable for them to look inwards to seek solutions to the problems than constituting themselves as snitches and fifth columnists and crisis merchants and so to justify their lucre, cast aspersions on the Abuja transformer and reformer, HM E. N. Wike?

Why do they want to further insult Mr. President and APC by telling him that he as leader of APC, appointed a kleptocrat into his cabinet as Minister?

When have they repented and withdrawn their suits in court, challenging the Powers of Mr. President to mediate in the political crisis in Rivers State?

Have they repented from emboldening Governor Fubara to disrespect Mr. President by refusing to implement all the indices on the 8~point Presidential Proclamation, as panacea to the political crisis in Rivers State, which by their actions, they have continued to fuel?

If they have respect for Mr. President as they mouth, why would they publicly condemn and refer to as illegal, a proper Assembly made up of 27 members out of now 30 (note that the Rivers State Assembly seats are 32, One member died and one claims to have resigned) All members of the APC, even when Mr. President in index – 6 of the Presidential proclamation, recognised them as the legitimate Assembly in Rivers State and instructed Governor Fubara to present the State budget to the legitimate Assembly led by Rt Hon Martin Amaewhule?

Why are they calling out and trolling Mr. President, the leader of our Party in such a derogatory manner?

Why are they threatening the fragile peace in Rivers State?

What counsels have they given against the prolifigacies of the PDP~led government in Rivers State?

Are they not the ring leaders of the weekly rip-off of Governor Siminalayi Fubara and Rivers State coffers, through ostentatious jamborees conducted in the 23 LGAs of Rivers State, dubbed thanksgiving for Supreme Court victory of Gov. Fubara.

What was Gov. Fubara’s case before the Supreme Court that was so fearful and obvious that he would have lost, that the Supreme Court, saved? Assuming without conceding that there was, could be worst than all others who appeared before the Supreme Court?

How many State Governors took to such charade in their states even in the prevalence of economic downturn?

Was it not our hitted advocacy that necessitated the holding of Rivers State Executive Council meeting (last Tuesday) that was held last in early December, 2023, yet the Governor continued to rule the state by whims and caprices of a dictator, autocrat and totalitarian?

Have they been able to speak against the export of nudity of some vulnerable, hunger stricken and helpless old Rivers women, funded by the Government of Rivers State, through a Pro~Governor Fubara’s group called RIVERS WOMEN UNITE FOR SIM.

All in the bid to showcase what the Governor referred to as “organic support”.

If the mid~night pseudo lovers of Mr. President as shown in the text under critique, now are convinced that Mr. President is abundantly fit and proper to preside over Nigeria and that his ten months in office has provided Renewed Hope for an eldorado for Nigerians and want to recant their hitherto unsavoury and unprintable toxics against Mr. President, they should follow the proper channels allowed for porting or decamping to a new party.

This approach of braw~beating and blackmailing they intend to use, is not fashionable at all.

Finally, they should know that a tripe document as that signed by two persons without office and/or any authority whatsoever, except as they couched it, FORMER LEADERS OF ATIKU ABUBAKAR 2023 CAMPAIGN DIRECTORS IN RIVERS STATE, cannot qualify as position of Rivers State people. We vehemently reject it.

 

Chief Tony C Okocha, KSC DSSRS JP.

Chairman, (CTC), APC Rivers State

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