The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, said that the incisive comments made by the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on the violence that occurred during the state rerun elections, has revealed that he (Amaechi) and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are behind all acts of violence in some parts of the State.
The party made the accusation in a statement signed by Jerry Needam, the special adviser on media and publicity to the PDP state chairman, Bro Felix Obuah.
The state chairman, who made the appeal in reaction to comments by Amaechi on Channels Television which stated that if Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike wants peace in the State, he (Wike) should come and beg him, advised APC members against instigating further violence.
Obuah urged the APC to support efforts of Wike to create a “new Rivers State devoid of violence.”
The party further called on security agencies to act fast as such comments poses huge threats to the security of the country.
The statement read, “Rather than instigate violence in Rivers State, the State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bro Felix Obuah, urges members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to support efforts by the State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike to create a new Rivers State devoid of violence and any kind of criminality for peace and sustainable development.
“Bro Obuah takes a swipe at Amaechi’s statement, regretting that such comment came from a former governor, and leader of a political party, who ought to exhibit high level of discipline, responsibility and maturity stressing that Amaechi’s comment has further vindicated the PDP that he (Amaechi) and members of the APC are behind all acts of violence in some parts of the State.
“The PDP chairman believes the security agencies are taking note of the incisive comments by the APC leaders that touch on the security of the State and will act fast as this attitude presents the APC leaders as security threat.
“Bro Obuah however urges Amaechi to concentrate on his official duty as Minister of Transport to justify the reason for his appointment.
The party, therefore, called on all Rivers people, irrespective of their political affiliations, to support Governor Wike in his efforts to enthrone a peaceful and crime-free Rivers State, conducive for investment and development.