APC factions disagree over call for state of emergency in Rivers

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By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

A faction of All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers loyal to Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, former Minister for Transportation, has dismissed the call for declaration of state emergency by its rival faction as a result of the crisis over tenure elongation quest by former local government Chairpersons.

The spokesperson of the faction, Nwauju said dismissed the call for state emergency made by members of Tony Okocha led Caretaker Committee members of the APC in Rivers State on Wednesday.

He described members of Tony Okocha led APC faction as impostors.

“I wish to quickly inform the people of the State that the APC in Rivers State did not at any point in time hold any meeting amongst its members; or hold consultations amongst its leaders to decide that at this point in time, the best strategy or formula to nip in the bud the brewing political crisis is to demand for a ‘State of Emergency’.

Nwauju further clarified that “There were no such consultations; there were no such meetings, and so it cannot stand as the aggregate opinion of members of the APC across the 390 wards in Rivers State.

“So, I want to quickly dispel such a rumour, and dismiss it as unnecessary, as illogical, and as also unpatriotic. Rivers State must have other means to settle these political issues”.

Nwauju cautioned Okocha not to forget that due to the strategic role Rivers State plays in the economy of Nigeria, one must be very careful in handling or making suggestions to possible ways and means to manage these challenges.

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APC Spokesman said it is hope of the political party that peace shall return completely across all the nooks and crannies of our dear Rivers State. So, fermenting troubles or causing confusion is not what the state requires at this point in time.

According to him:”Our prayer remains that the God of Heaven shall cause peace that passeth all understanding on Rivers State.
May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria”, Nwauju prayed.

Tony Okocha-led had called on President Bola Tinubu to immediately declare a state of emergency in Rivers State following the breakdown of law and order over the issue of tenure of local government council chairpersons.

The state governor, Siminalayi Fubara had appointed and sworn-in Caretaker committees following the approval of the Victor Oko Jumbo-led state house of assembly loyal to the Governor at expiration of the tenure of office of the Chairmen.

However, the some of the council Chairmen, who are loyal to Nyesom Wike, Minister, for Federal Capital Territory rejected it triggering violence in some parts of the state.

Okocha had claimed that the Governor and Police are helpless, therefore it’s necessary for the President to declare a state of emergency.

He said, “The governor is helpless, the Police are helpless. Therefore the APC in Rivers State is calling for a state of emergency in Rivers State as a way of taming the mayhem, the upsurge that is going on in the state. I call on the federal government to act fast in this regard,” Okocha said.

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