Friday, April 3, 2015 12:33 am
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
All Progressives Congress,APC,in in Rivers state,has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Rivers State, Chief Nyesome Wike, has concluded plans to pay N1 billion monthly from the budget of Rivers State to Dame Patience Jonathan, if he wins the 11 April election.
This allegation was contained in a statement by Dr David Ikanya,the APC Chairman, Rivers state. Ikanya also alleged that Wike has plans to pay ten other PDP chieftains upfront from Rivers State Government Budget.
According to Ikanya,”This planned and unacceptable rape of Rivers State coffers, which was revealed to us by a patriotic Rivers State citizen, has made us even more resolved to prevent the emergence of a PDP Government in our dear State.
He said that as a result of the revelation,the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has cut short its presidential victory celebration to step up its campaign to salvage the State from the misfortune that will befall her should PDP win the April 11 gubernatorial election.
He said that while the party remains grateful to God and the Nigerian electorate for the party’s victory in last weekend’s presidential and National Assembly elections, it cannot continue to celebrate and forget the great danger facing Rivers people should the evil that PDP entails for Rivers and her people come to pass.
Ikanya said APC has therefore decided to move full blast with its Rivers Rescue Mission campaign designed to ensure the election of APC governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, and 31 APC candidates for the State House of Assembly.
He said If this task is not accomplished, Rivers is doomed since the main agenda of PDP is to promote violence in the State and ensure that our oil wells remain ceded to Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Abia states.
He added: “Apart from this evil agenda against the future of the State, if we vote for Chief Wike and PDP our State will be doomed as his candidature does not augur well for us. Chief Wike once stated that why he is fighting Gov. Chibuike Amaechi is that Gov. Amaechi made Rivers State to be in the opposition against the government at the centre. Now that we have an APC Government at the centre, Chief Wike should ensure that we have an APC Government in Rivers State to avoid having a government that will be in opposition to the APC Government at the centre.”