APC denies involvement in security operations in Gokana, other areas
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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