Then attention of the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress [APC] has been drawn to a totally ludicrous and insidious allegation by the PDP Campaign Organisation, Rivers State linking the APC to a purported plan by the C4I and the Rivers State Police Command to [in the words of the PDP] ‘abduct, assassinate or “frame and arrest” leaders of the PDP in Rivers State and to generally orchestrate political violence, chaos and anarchy in Rivers State.’ For the APC, this is yet another contrivance from the deep box of propaganda of the PDP in Rivers State. It simply flies in the face.
While not speaking for any organ of state like the Police or any other security agency, the APC in Rivers State believes that it is unthinkable for any sane mind or group of sane individuals to imagine that the Nigeria Police or other security organizations would attempt what the PDP is charging. That can only be possible between the PDP and any unscrupulous federal agency as we have come to experience under the President Goodluck Jonathan administration recently – definitely not with the APC.
It is important to remind the PDP in Rivers State that its constant obsession with such heinous acts in their baseless accusations against the APC simply explains the kind of things that occupy the minds of R/S PDP members, something that is very glaring in the mien, body language and carriage of its leaders especially its governorship candidate, Nyesom Wike and Chairman, Felix Obuah, Evans Bipi and others.
The Rivers State chapter of the APC would like to urge the PDP to approach the various federal government controlled security agencies with the facts of its findings for proper investigation to ascertain the veracity of their claims. However, we are convinced that such will not happen as we believe that the totality of the accusation by the PDP is frivolous, baseless, offensive, mischievous and manifestly mendacious.
While the APC would not like to be dragged into analysing matters of security with every passer-by, we make bold to state that the history of the C4I speaks for itself especially as a creation that was midwifed by the Nigeria Police Force with resource support from the Rivers State Government with a view to providing security for lives and property of Rivers people and residents.
The APC suspects that this latest onslaught by the PDP to discredit the C4I is a strategic plot to get the unit out of the way in order for the PDP to unleash their well-planned orgy of assassinations, kidnappings, murders, armed robberies amongst other grievous crimes on members of the APC and innocent people and residents of Rivers State.
We are already in the know that yesterday’s press conference where the PDP unveiled its mischievous allegations is part of the template authorised for it by their grandmasters in Abuja in order to create an enabling ground to clamp down on the C4I and the Rivers State Police Command to enable the PDP in Rivers State have a security open cheque for the forthcoming elections.
We call on all Nigerians of good will, local and international observers, the Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Security [DSS] and other security agencies to be carefully watchful that they are not goaded into taking actions that directly or indirectly conflicts with their duties and responsibilities in the Nigerian Constitution which they swore to uphold and abide by. To them we remind that this phase shall soon pass away but Nigeria shall continue to remain.
Rivers State APC Publicity Secretary