“As the 2015 elections draw closer, statements, actions and decisions become more influential in moulding the future of our dear State, the incident at the Legacy House in Abuja yesterday is not just condemnable but an embarrassment to Nigeria’s democracy, the PDP and the good people of Rivers State”, Prince Tonye Princewill said in a statement today.
Prince Tonye Princewill, a PDP Chieftain on behalf of his team, said he would like to call for a full and detailed investigation into the embarrassing incident to prevent a similar occurrence from happening ever again.
He reminded all parties involved that the peace enjoyed in Rivers State was not easy to come by. “Portraying the party in a bad light will not help its growth and existence and will do those of us who wish the President well, no good whatsoever”, Princewill stated.
He stressed that no individual’s ambition was more important than the Peace and Development of our state.
“Following the perceived security challenge, and advice from some PDP national stakeholders, Prince Tonye was not present at the integration committee sitting, but had earlier submitted his memorandum.
“We believe that the award of the Nobel peace prize to Malala Yousafzai can inspire all of us to work together for peace. Your state will surely recognize your efforts. A Rivers state in crisis is a region in crisis. And our region in crisis will not bode well for our beloved nation. To be forewarned is to be forearmed’ the statement further stated.
Prince Tonye Princewill apologized sincerely on behalf of the good people of Rivers state to the President, the PDP National Chairman, the PDP National Leadership and well-meaning Nigerians for this incident.
“Our state is in dire need of attention. You don't have to come from Rivers state to help us” Princewill concluded.
Please find attached copy of Princewill's memorandum.