The Rivers State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has responded to claim by Governor of rivers State, Nyesom Wike, that the leadership of the ruling party had concluded plans to plant 800 guns to destabilize the state.
Governor Wike had in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, on Friday, said that “the APC Federal Government resolved to implement the plot during her last security meeting” [Read Here]
The APC, however, said Wike should know that no right thinking person will believe that the President Buhari-led Federal Government will under any circumstance embark on what he is conjuring either against Rivers State or indeed any state.
The APC’s statement was signed and issued on Friday by the party’s Spokesman, Senibo Chris Finebone.
The party said, “Our attention has been drawn to the allegation by Gov. Nyesom Wike accusing the Federal Government of plotting to plant guns in Rivers State.
“Of course, these are part of the manifest lies that can only come from an accidental governor, if you know what that means. We know that governors who deserve or merit the high office they occupy do not go to bed, wake up and spin such blatant falsehood as in this case.
“We know that, in his sober moments, Gov. Nyesom Wike will not even believe himself.
“He should know that no right thinking person will believe that the President Buhari-led Federal Government will under any circumstances embark on what the governor is conjuring either against Rivers State or indeed any state.
“Gov. Wike has found it difficult to renew his MoU with his gunmen allies (who have now turned rebels and declared wanted) towards repeating in 2019 what they did in 2015.
“To conceal the confusion in their camp, Wike and his officials contrive all sorts of fantasies just to detract and deflect attention from their internal crises.
“Sometimes, the governor resorst to wild allegations to create a facade over his actual actions. Rivers people know him, Nigerians should watch him.”