The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has expressed shock over the pronouncement of the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum, and governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, that the APC is hell-bent on taking over Rivers and Akwa Ibom States.
Reacting to the plot, the State Chairman of the PDP, Bro Felix Obuah through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, on Wednesday, said Okorocha’s revelation is an eloquent collaboration of a similar recent pronouncement by the APC Chairman in the State, Davies Ikanya.
The party said Okorocha who revealed the plot while addressing newsmen after the meeting of APC Governors’, said the desperation of the party to take over the two South/South States is because they won the April 11, 2015 governorship elections in the two States but were robbed by the PDP.
The party, however, warned Okorocha and his fellow plotters to steer clear of the State as the Rivers people are prepared to resist any unlawful means to snatch the mandate given to Gov. Wike.
According to the party, since Okorocha have turned the historic Sam Mbakwe nation to a mere shadow of its glorious past and a family estate, it was advisable that he engaged his time to solving the myriad of problems he has foisted on the Imo people.
Bro. Obuah said, “notwithstanding the evil plot of trampling on the laws of the land and the people’s rights to usurp power in Rivers State, Okorocha has unwittingly admitted in the first instance that governorship election afterall, took place in the State, a sharp contrast to the claim of the APC in the State and before the State governorship election petitions tribunal.
“Even though the Rivers people are more than ready to defend their mandate willingly and fairly given to Governor Nyesom Wike, the PDP State Chairman wants the entire Nigerians to take note of the grand plot to cause crisis in the polity and demand to know whether such witch-hunt, forceful usurpation of power and executive lawlessness are what the CHANGE mantra of President Buhari is all about.
“While we place our trust in God and believe that the truth will prevail in the face of the unprecedented plot against the will of the people, we make bold to say that the Rivers people are waiting and cannot be intimidated.”
The PDP State boss called on the whole world to take note of those to hold responsible for any eventual mayhem that may befall the State and defenceless Rivers people.