The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has uncovered an ongoing plot by Gov. Nyesom Wike, Chief of Staff, Government House Port Harcourt, Emeka Woke and others to blackmail APC, Chief Chidi Lloyd and Hon. Ojukaye Flag-Amachree.
The plot which was hatched and being perfected in the office of the Chief of Staff, Emeka Woke, involves the printing of APC logo on T-shirts and handing same to select Neighbourhood Watch recruits who will go to carry out protests and violence in some predetermined local government areas to give the impression that such protests are being carried out by APC youths over the ongoing persecution of Chief Chidi Lloyd and Hon. Ojukaye Flag-Amachree by the Rivers State Government under Nyesom Wike.
The ultimate objective of the plot is to inundate the local, national and international media with the false information purporting same to be the handiwork of APC. The governor and his people will then draw the attention of the public especially that of the diplomatic and international communities to a purported spate of violence by the APC in order to give the party and the federal government a bad name.
The APC has no reason to embark on any exercise that will engender violence in Rivers State. Any matters concerning Chief Chidi Lloyd, Hon. Ojukaye Flag-Amachree and indeed any other member of APC remain matters that will in due time be dispensed with by the court of law and not by any other means irrespective of the obvious sinister intentions of those behind such matters.
We wish to draw the attention of Rivers people, Nigerians, the diplomatic and international communities to be wary of such a plot as the printing of fake APC t-shirts are presently ongoing and may be deployed in a matter of days. We also call on the international and diplomatic communities to disregard any such make-believe scheme that may be coming out of Rivers State soon.
The APC urges the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State; the Inspector General of Police and other security agencies to take particular notice of what is unravelling at the behest of Gov. Nyesom Wike and act accordingly.
—– Rivers Govt: APC is purveyor of violence
My attention has been drawn to a press statement by the APC in Rivers State alleging blackmail of Ojukaye Flag Amachre and Dr Chidi lloyd and printing of T Shirts with APC logo for the purpose of committing violence.
My first reaction is that the allegations are baseless, watery, chidish and laughable as the PDP has no time to blackmail men who are already down. If anything, the two of them already have enough headache responding to murder charges against them for which they have been running away from attending the courts.
The Bench warrant issued against them by the courts is enough blackmail and its understandable if they are developing a fear of an apparition of the PDP.
On the printing of T shirts, the PDP denies any knowledge of printi g shirts and states that the APC has a reputation for printing fake materials and passing them as authentic. Rivers people cannot forget in a hurry how they were printing INEC result sheets in Isiokpo Street, D/Line, PH in 2016.
Regarding propensity to perpetrate violence in the State, the APC does not need T shirts to be on their known game. Who does not know in Rivers State that the APC is the purveyor of violence? Which political party in the state had the most rancourous and violent primaries and opening of factional offices if not the APC? Which party organised the blockage of the High Court complex, PH and attacked workers and litigants to prevent judges from sitting if not the APC? So violence runs in their blood vessels like a virus.
When they cook up such lies as they have done now and point accusing fingers like they are doing to divert attention, the public should expect them to strike from another angle especially as we approach the weekend when their leaders may be visiting PH from Abuja and Lagos.
No matter how much they divert attention or run away from their shadow, the APC must face the people of Rivers State and tell them what the APC has brought to the state since 2015. We all know the answer, there is nothing to show to the people but hunger, poverty, failed expectations, polluted environment, abandoned Bonny-Bodo Road , hatred against Rivers State etc.
(Source: Emma Okah; Hon Commissioner for Information and Communications)