The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as laughable the recent call by Gov. Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike of Rivers State on Nigerians to rise against the APC-led Federal Government during the 2019 general elections.
The party in a press statement by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the media consultant to the Rivers State APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said instead of seeking to sack the APC-led federal government, the PDP leaders should focus on begging Nigerians for forgiveness for the party’s notoriety in impunity and undemocratic principles particularly during the administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
The statement read in parts: “How will Nigerians forgive a party that not only ruined our economy as a nation but made our Central Bank (CBN) its ATM machine where funds are looted in a manner uncommon in the annals of this country. How do Nigerians forget or forgive a party that killed hundreds of our people to get to power in Rivers State? How do Nigerians forgive a party that ensured that our children are out of school because Wike wants to distort the future of the children of Rivers State youths?
“How will PDP plead for forgiveness from those that lost their dear ones so that Wike will become the Governor of Rivers State? The PDP leadership should not think that Nigerians are fools and if they are truly serious in their quest for forgiveness, they should compile the names of those that they killed and burnt alive during the 2015 general elections and visit their families in order to take over the responsibility of their children education before we can pray to God to forgive them for their wicked acts against this country.”
The party stated that Wike should be preparing on how to account for the public funds he looted both as the minister of state for education and as the most corrupt governor of Rivers State instead of dreaming the ouster of the APC-led government come 2019, boasting that the APCgovernment by the grace of God, will surely be in power beyond 2023 both at the centre and Brick House from 2019.
“Not minding all the falsehood, propaganda against the administration of APC, Nigerians are not deceived as they are very aware of the good intentions of the APC governments both at the centre and the states it is currently holding sway” Ikanya said.
The party said that neither APC or any agent is ready or preparing to rig any election come 2019, stressing that Wike had already rigged himself out by destroying the future of Rivers youths through his wicked plots against the education sector and ensuring that no employment opportunity exist in the state.
“We, therefore, plead with the Rivers State indigenes and Nigerians as a whole not to despair as we are well prepared and set to disgrace Wike come 2019 if he dare contests the 2019 gubernatorial election in Rivers State, though we are fully aware of his plot to impose himself as the vice presidential candidate of PDPknowing very well that he has been rejected by the Rivers State people” the statement said.