Sunday, March 20, 2016 6:14 pm
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that it is tired of reacting to false accusations of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against them.
The party stated this when it absolved itself over the arrest of the Secretary to the Government, Kenneth Kobani and Cyril Dum Wite, an aide of Governor Nyesom Wike, during the Rerun polls
“Why should we mastermind the arrest of Kobani? What is his political relevance? Does his position as SSG place him above the law? Are we the one that asked him to be lawless that warranted his arrest?,” Dr Davies Ikanya, APC state chairman said.
“Maybe very soon they (PDP) will accuse us of planting the N40 million, arms, police and army uniforms in the car of Mr. Cyril Dum Wite, Special Adviser to Governor Nyesom Wike on Special Projects that led to his arrest. Look at the embarrassment and national shame that Wike and PDP have brought to Rivers for the few months they held sway in the state. Today we are looked upon as barbarians that behead and burn fellow human beings as if they are goats,” APC lamented.
Kenneth Kobani was arrested by soldiers during the rerun polls
“We as a political party are orderly and decent group that wants the best for Rivers State. Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi who is a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was directed by the DIG Police to vote and leave to his residence and he complied. Then who is Kobani to be moving around intimidating voters in polling units that he does not belong to? Is it because he belongs to PDP that makes him to be above the law? He contravened the law and must face the music not minding the rattling of PDP.
Reacting to the alleged collation of results, APC said: “On collation of results, we need not exchange words with PDP all the time on issues that are very clear to the public. We all know that PDP in Rivers State is a lawless society that believes in the manipulation of electoral results and that is why the court could nullify almost all their 2015 electoral victories. We have seen all the fake results they have continued to dish out to the public through the Social Media but to us we can only wait for the results announced by INEC before we can make any comment. We are not lawless like PDP to manipulate any result so we urge the general public to discard the fake results being presented by PDP and wait for INEC official results. .
“PDP said that they want election! They have had the election and should accept their fates and face the wrath of the law for being a lawless society
“Finally, we have no hand in either the arrests of Kobani, Wite or beating of Roseline Konya,” APC said.