The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that all the propaganda, and falsehood foisted on the state by the All Progressives Congress, APC, is personally masterminded by the former Lagos State Governor, and APC National leader, Bola Tinubu to further fuel the political crisis in the State.
Senator Tinubu who is Gov Amaechi’s close ally according to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media to the State Chairman of PDP, Jerry Needam is only interested in protecting his business contracts in Rivers State, as the major contracting firms handling various jobs in the state are owned by Tinubu.
The PDP regrets that the only way Senator Tinubu feels he can sustain his business interest and retain his grip on the soul of the state is to continue to deceive Gov Amaechi and instigate crisis in the State.
“Rivers State remains only one, out of all the PDP controlled states in the country, and cannot alone give the APC the votes required to form the central government without a corresponding support from others.
“This clearly shows that there are other reasons for the special attention of the APC National leadership in Rivers State. And to complement this vicious desire, they have found a willing tool in Gov Amaechi, who is being propelled by inordinate political ambition to play the prodigal son needed by these gold diggers to achieve their aim,” the party said.
The state PDP said that the fact remains the more reason why all Rivers people must not let go by rejecting them and their antics. “We are a peaceful people who must not be involved in any act capable of taking the life of another and will continue to see the lives of others as sacrosanct.”
On the alleged shooting at Senator Magnus Abe Sunday, January 12, 2014, the PDP said no person would wish the distinguished Senator representing the Rivers South/East dead, let alone the police who were at the scene of the incident to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order.
According to the party, the amplified report is yet another media hype by Gov Amaechi and his supporters to whip up sentiments and cause disaffection against the PDP in the State.
While regretting any incident that could have caused bodily harm to any free citizen of the State, the party said it was not true that anybody let alone five children were shot dead while the police tried to stop the illegal gathering by the so called Save Rivers Group.
It challenged the APC’s spokesman in the State, Chukwuemeka Eze to disclose the identities of the five children he claimed were shot dead by the police.
“The police should also investigate this weighty allegation by Eze and invite him for details and if found to have raised false alarm, tried and punished accordingly”, the PDP stressed.