Monday, 29 April 2019

CAST9JA: Rivers APC accepts to work with Wike, gives governor conditions



The All Progressives Congress,
APC in Rivers State has declared
its readiness to work with
Governor Nyesom Wike-led
administration to move the state
forward.
But the APC added a caveat that it
will work with Wike if only the
Governor will show some level of
commitment on his extension of
olive branch to members of other
political parties.
The APC maintained that the
protection of lives and properties
and development of Rivers people
and its residents were top
priorities of the party.
Senator representing Rivers East
Senatorial District, Senator
Andrew Uchendu who read out
the position of the APC at the
party secretariat on Aba road
said the APC is worried about the increase of insecurity in Rivers
state, declaring that the party will
do everything to support the
current government in the
restoration of peace and security. The Rivers East senator said it is
the expectation of APC that the
broadcast by Governor Wike will
end all forms of hate speech and
restore peace and security in the
state.

“We cannot continue to toy with
the lives of our people or take
them for granted. A key indicator
of good governance is the
protection of the lives and
property of our people. To achieve this, Wike can draw from
the experience of his
predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi who
met a similar security situation
and infrastructural decay but was
able to address these challenges to move the state forward. Then,
Governor Wike was the Chief of
Staff and can personally attest to
that.

“Life in Rivers state has become
brutish and worthless with
reports of kidnapping and killings
every other day in the media. We
expect the Governor to take up to
the issue of security of lives and property. We can offer immediate
help to show our commitment to
solve this problem.

“The revitalization of the C4i
Security arrangement,
rehabilitation of sons and
daughters of Rivers state that are
roaming the streets of foreign
lands because the scholarship of their state government is no
longer there, re-activation of the
Greater Port Harcourt project,
completion of some laudable
projects of the former Governor,
Rotimi Amaechi because millions of money has been invested, and
another critical one is the issue of
unemployment.

“Let us assure Governor Wike of
our sincerity that the All
Progressive Congress will never
shy away from doing all it can to
ensure a more secured, peaceful
and prosperous Rivers State.

“We, therefore, join our forces
to a peaceful and desired Rivers
state; one in which every
stakeholder is treated equally.
We want to believe for the first
time that Governor Wike is sincere because Rivers state must
move forward,” Senator
Uchendu said.
Responding to questions, Senator
Uchendu disclosed that APC was
not sponsoring any case in the
tribunal in the just concluded
general elections since it did not
field any candidate but was more interested in the peace and
development of Rivers state,
rather than individual interest.

Recall that Governor Nyesom
Wike had immediately after his
declaration for second term in
office made a live broadcast
where he extended hands of
fellowship to other political parties.

The Minister of Transportation,
Rotimi Amaechi who doubles as
the leader of APC in the state on
his Easter Message also called for
peace and unity as well as
support for the development of Rivers state.

Source: https://dailypost.ng/2019/04/29/rivers-apc-accepts-work-wike-gives-governor-conditions

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