Now that it has become apparent that the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) has lost out in the nation’s political equation, the party has resorted to clutching a nonexistent straw. The party’s latest press release supporting the illegal arrest of the Rivers State REC by the Directorate of State Services ( DSS ) proves beyond all reasonable doubts that the party can no longer be redeemed.
The party’s ill fated press release further confirms the belief that it sponsored this illegality that has been condemned by all Democrats and well meaning Nigerians. It is tantamount to using under the table techniques to achieve what they could not achieve in the state as they were rejected by the people for their love for fraud, corruption, electoral malpractice and sabotage.
In a desperate attempt to curry favour from President Muhammadu Buhari who disowned the Rivers APC during his visit to the United States by berating them for only getting five percent of the votes cast, the downcast Rivers APC resolved to fall back on their irresponsible, but ineffective technique of spewing falsehood.
For the umpteenth time, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike won the April 11, 2015 election, fairly and in compliance with the electoral law. The Rivers State APC was never on ground and the party will never be on ground in Rivers State. The people overwhelmingly voted Governor Wike, hence he had no reason to employ illegal means.
Aside from sponsored propaganda, there is no APC in Rivers State.
The Rivers State APC must understand that the party’s failure at the polls was occasioned by the corrupt tendencies of their leader, Rotimi Amaechi who not only siphoned the state's resources, but destroyed all the state's institutions.
The Rivers State APC must be told that adopting intimidation via the use of the DSS will lead them nowhere. Cooking up cock and bull stories about the REC and the state REC in liaison with the DSS will amount to nothing.
It is obvious that the resort to the fraudulent use of intimidation and harassment against officials of INEC is only an admission that they have no case against the election of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. All they are doing is to give their few supporters an excuse to brag in beer parlours, while using this falsehood as a bargaining chip before their unhappy principal at the Federal level.
Falsehood comes naturally to the leadership and members of the Rivers State APC. Therefore, this latest falsehood should be disregarded.
The Rivers State APC should instead focus their attention on how to convince their Abuja principal on why they failed to deliver on March 28 and April 11. It is instructive that President Muhammadu Buhari had to take Amaechi all the way to the United States of America, before completely humiliating him before a world audience. Buhari’s action is an eternal lesson to desperate politicians who betray their people for a plate of soup.
It is not surprising that Rivers State APC supports impunity and unconstitutional actions of the Federal Government. After all, under the party, the courts were closed and the State House of Assembly crippled. Therefore, these politicians only understand survival, they know nothing about decency, rule of law and respect for the constitution.
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