Tuesday, April 16, 2024

You Can’t Join APC Through Backdoor, Rivers Party Chair Tells ‘Atiku Loyalists’  


The Rivers State Caretaker Committee chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC),Tony Okocha, has advised loyalists of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who’ve declared assist for President Bola Tinubu that they can’t be a part of the occasion via the backdoor.

Members of the defunct PDP Presidential Marketing campaign Council within the 2023 polls led by the previous director normal, Dr Abiye Sekibo, on Thursday declared their assist for President Tinubu-led administration.

However, Okocha at a press convention in Abuja on Friday, stated if the “mid-night pseudo lovers of the President” at the moment are satisfied that he’s abundantly match and correct to preside over Nigeria, they need to observe the right channels allowed for porting or decamping to a brand new occasion.

He stated their, “strategy of brow-beating and blackmailing they intend to make use of, is just not trendy in any respect,” insisting that “no sane host tolerates a visitor who makes an attempt to enter his/her home, via the window when the door is open.”


The interim APC chairman reminded Sekibo and others {that a} tripe doc because the one signed by two individuals with out workplace and/or any authority in any way, besides as they couched it, “former leaders of Atiku Abubakar 2023 Marketing campaign Administrators in Rivers State” can’t qualify as place of individuals of the state.

“This depraved subterfuge can’t work below our watch…This meeting of protesters didn’t solely vehemently perform rigorous and excruciating campaigns in opposition to Asiwaju however they thrumped up and funded hate

speeches in opposition to Asiwaju. They and ilk, championed the obscene and absurd denigration of Asiwaju within the media.

“They promoted the devilish narratives that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was frail and unhealthy. Mentally senile. Defecates on self and so, wears diapers. Extraordinarily outdated and incapable of presiding over Nigeria. Infact, they performed God by selling that Asiwaju was on the departure lounge and can move on in a bit,” Okocha stated.

He famous that these protesters raised the difficulty of the political disaster in Rivers State and made makes an attempt to hyperlink the Minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike, to the fray, describing it as “a puny logic they espoused!”

In keeping with him, the tensed political state of affairs in Rivers State is intraparty as Wike continues to be a member of the PDP regardless of entreaties to hitch APC along with his profitable magic wand.

“I’m conscious that regardless of our entreaties to the Honourable Minister of the FCT, to hitch us in APC along with his profitable magic wand, he nonetheless believes in PDP. If the

Minister is PDP and the Governor, PDP, is it not apt to say that the bedeviling issues in Rivers State are intra-party?

“If the protesters really feel involved, shouldn’t or not it’s honourable for them to look inwards to hunt options to the issues than constituting themselves as snitches and fifth columnists and disaster retailers and so to justify their lucre, solid aspersions on the Abuja transformer and reformer, Honorable Minister E. N. Wike?

“Why do they need to additional insult Mr. President and APC by telling him that he as chief of APC, appointed a kleptocrat into his cupboard as Minister? When have they repented and withdrawn their fits in court docket, difficult the Powers of Mr. President to mediate within the political disaster in Rivers State?” he queried.

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