Lagos - The All Progressives Congress (APC) refuted allegations
by Governor Nyesom Wike the immediate past administration of Rotimi Amaechi was
responsible for the insecurity in the state.
The party said Wike had made the allegations at the St.
Andrew’s Anglican Church, Okrika at a time the country was celebrating
“Ordinarily, the APC would have ignored the statement [since
we do not expect much to come from a serial liar] but for the perplexity and surprise
that much of the print and electronic media, who themselves as chroniclers of
history, have expressed over the statement hence the need to straighten the
records,” APC Rivers chairman, Davies Ikanya said.
He said Amaechi in 2007 took over a state that was
characterized by insecurity but eliminated this problem as soon as he took
Ikanya mentioned the elimination of the problem of
militancy, adding the Amnesty programme of then Musa Yar’Adua also came in handy.
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“By 2009, Port Harcourt and most parts of Rivers State were
effectively out of the grip of criminal elements,” said Ikanya.
He said problems recurred between 2014 and 2015, when Wike
and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) openly visited the ex-militant leaders
in Okochiri, Yeghe, Degema and elsewhere.
“As elections approached, the various gangs, re-assembled
and armed by the PDP, received their green light and the killings started.
Rivers of Blood was born! The rest is now history,” Ikanya said.
“The truth remains that governor Nyesom Wike and the PDP
created the Frankenstein Monster of insecurity troubling innocent Rivers people
and residents of the State and they are too dishonest to accept responsibility for
their actions and ask for forgiveness from God – not even when they are in the
house of God.”
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