Posted by News Express | 27 January 2016 | 2,695 times
The Chairman, Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bro Felix Obuah has taken exception to the views of the former lawmaker, Prince Chubudom Nwuche, on the security situation in Rivers State, saying by virtue of his person and as someone who has been a key player in the party’s activities, he should understand the dynamics of political governance as it relates to issues of security.
The party stated this in a statement released by Mr. Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Rivers PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah.
The PDP, in the statement, flays Prince Nwuche’s misguided views on the state of affairs, particularly security efforts of the government, saying it is disappointing that his apparent quest for relevance and recognition in his new and unsuccessful party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has eventually beclouded his sense of judgment, leading him desperately to suppress facts and the truth on the uncompromising stance of the Rivers State government under Governor Nyesom Wike in tackling insecurity all over the State.
“It is obvious that Prince Nwuche’s statement on security development in the State is that of a drowning and an uniformed person, no wonder he continues to jump from pillar to post in search of political visibility after losing relevance as a result of his failure to adequately represent his people at the National Assembly and failed attempt to secure the highly competitive ticket for the Rivers West Senatorial seat in the Senate on the platform of our great party, the PDP.”
According to the party, a lost and irrelevant politician like Prince Nwuche needs not be left in darkness, but made to understand the reality on ground. For the benefit of doubt therefore, and for ingrates like Prince Nwuche, since inception of office, Chief Wike administration in the State has left no stone unturned in ensuring that the State is ridden of criminality and violence. This informed the efficient and fruitful relationship between the security agencies and the Rivers State government which has manifested in the current peace in parts of the State.
“The PDP chairman, Bro Obuah therefore views comments credited to Chibudom Nwuche in the Nation, Sunday, January 24, 2016 page 56 that the PDP deployed violence to win the elections, bought guns and armed bad elements, as absolutely false, misleading and concocted to play into APC relevance, and to seek political appointment, having worked against APC and Buhari during the general elections.”
The statement stressed that, “Obuah is aware of the zero tolerance policy and actions of the Rivers State government on criminal tendencies and acts of violence in the State which Governor Wike received our commendation. The Party remains proud and supportive of the governor’s efforts in the development of the State and also reiterates its confidence in the ability of Governor Wike in transforming all parts of the State, including Ekpeye land.”
The PDP therefore, calls on the diminishing Abuja politician, Prince Nwuche, and his APC propagandists to stomach their pride and tell the world the truth about the astronomical development successes of the PDP government under governor Wike in Rivers State, rather than deliberately painting the State black for selfish ambition.
The Party urges Prince Chibudom Nwuche and the APC leadership to join other well-meaning Rivers people and Nigerians in commending the Governor and the PDP in sustaining peace and security in a multi-ethnic, populous and fast growing industrial and commercial State like Rivers and to stop peddling lies and taking actions aimed at causing anarchy in the area.
•Photo shows Prince Nwuche.
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