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APC denies involvement in security operations in Gokana, other areas

by on January 15, 2016
 
By Nwaorgu Faustinus

The attention of the Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives
Congress, APC, says its attention has been drawn to reports in the
media by some persons especially of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP]
attributing raids by security agencies on a location in Yeghe, Gokana
LGA and other security dark spots in the State to the APC.

“This trend of narrative being dishonestly foisted on the people
through the media by elements of the PDP is most uncharitable,
manifestly dishonest and flies in the face of logical reasoning” the
APC said in a statement signed by its spokesman, Mr Chris Finebone.

The APC noted that “is important to remind everyone that the APC, as a
political party, has no mandate to embark on security duties either on
its own or in conjunction with security agencies under any
circumstances whatsoever. The APC restricts itself to its function of
seeking political power through legitimate political process.”

The APC urged all and sundry especially members of the PDP in Rivers
State to resist the lure of resorting to the convenient option of
blaming its misfortunes on the APC.

Continuing, the APC said, “we expect the PDP to accept the fact that
its rank is populated by known criminals and people with notorious
history of criminality especially those appointed as Local Government
Caretaker Chairmen and it would not be surprising if security reports
point to them every now and then. The PDP is very much aware of this
and that is why Gov. Nyesom Wike has never presented any of his
nominees to security agencies for security screening.”

The APC advised the PDP in Rivers State to look inwards and blame
itself for the present kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, killings
and general insecurity it has foisted on Rivers people and residents.

“If the PDP members disagree with our position, then they should lend
a voice of support to the actions of the security agencies aimed at
restoring security in Rivers State rather than resenting and blaming
others. Indeed, the PDP should blame itself” the APC declared.

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