By Our Reporter
The Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) says its attention has been drawn to statements by Chief Tony Okocha, who he described as self-appointed lobbyist for the immediate past governor of Rivers State, Mr Nyesom Wike.
We have always known this individual as an unrepentant blue-blood merchant of falsehood who is drowning in the ocean of his unenviable track record of applying textbook subterfuge to achieve very ignoble aims.
May we put this on record that APC in Rivers State did not and could not have received any form of financial support from Mr Nyesom Wike for the 6868 polling agents of APC given the very opposite ideological and moral beliefs of both parties. Do we now start interpreting this arrant nonsense to mean that Mr Wike paid the polling agents of all 18 political parties for both Presidential and Governorship polls? We however take this piece of information supplied by Mr Tony Okocha as a confirmation of the fact that he successfully scammed Mr Wike of part of the resources of our state which were looted while the later held sway as Chief Executive of Rivers State. It also has justified our alarms over the years that the treasury of the state was made available to Mr Wike and no system existed to check him.
We are however marvelled at the mastery of the art of deceit for a non-APC member to have successfully obtained millions of naira from the then Governor without the detection of the fraudulent intent since the list of party agents compiled and submitted to the INEC by the party is only known to the Secretariat of the party and INEC. We challenge these purveyors of lies to publish transaction details of such support to APC in Rivers State or forever bury their heads in perpetual shame.
We are totally at a loss as to why Mr Wike will keep passing through his hirelings to make unsubstantiated claims of funding our party, whereas the likes of Tein Jackrich who made generous donations in cash and functional office spaces to the President’s campaigns have not made any noise about their contributions.
We reaffirm our earlier position that sponsoring sordid stories cloaked as blackmail against Rivers State chapter of the APC shall not in any way hand the party’s Ministerial slot to Mr Nyesom Wike who in 2016 invented a judicial panel report/white paper, sponsored minions to the National Assembly Committee on Ethics/Privileges and orchestrated bad press against His Excellency Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi CON just to stop his Ministerial appointment.
Finally, it is only an ignoramus that will believe the cesspit of lies being told by some persons no matter how fast the lies travel.