Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, APC Chairman in Rivers State
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has dismissed claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it is behind the takeover of Local Government Secretariats in the state by the police.
Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, was reacting to claims by the PDP and Governor Nyesom Wike that the APC working hand-in-hand with the police to stop PDP local council chairmen elected by Wike from accessing their respective secretariats.
In a statement issued Sunday morning in Port Harcourt, Ikanya said: “The accusation is watery, baseless and without foundation. APC as a party has nothing to do with the police taking over the LG secretariats in Rivers State. We are not a lawless party like PDP that used the police and other security organs to make the state virtually ungovernable during their time in power at the centre.”
Dr. Ikanya pointed out that APC has always been known as a party that respects and advocates strict adherence to the rule of law, saying there was no way it would suddenly turn around to do otherwise.
“The memory of how the lawless PDP-led Federal Government under the watch of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan used the police to harass, intimidate and hound then-Governor Rotimi Amaechi and APC leaders in Rivers state remains ever fresh. PDP leaders in the state clapped and danced when their leader, Chief Nyesom Wike, murdered the rule of law through the infamous CP Joseph Mbu.
He heartlessly dispersed 13,000 teachers who gathered to receive their employment letters, aided the five renegade lawmakers to attempt the impeachment of the then Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, barricaded and sealed the State Assembly for one legislative year and even blocked the access road to the Government House on one occasion, …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper