Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress [APC] has alleged that the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has concluded plans to sponsor PDP members, tugs and hoodlums to protest and disrupt the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Rivers State to flag off the cleanup of Ogoniland
The APC State Publicity Secretary, Chris Finebone made the allegation yesterday while addressing Press men in Port Harcourt.
Finebone said: “It has come to our notice that the protesters will disguise as citizens who have been mobilised to give Mr. President a rousing welcome on his visit before they will turn on their protests with placards and dangerous weapons with the singular purpose of embarrassing Mr. President, and his entourage.
“Indeed, the APC finds it curious that Gov. Nyesom Wike will claim to mobilise his party members to welcome President Buhari, the same person he has repeatedly spoken about derogatorily in the past.
“The only reason Gov. Wike would engage in his planned subterfuge can only be to score a cheap political point due to his desperation for political advantage in Ogoniland – something way out of his reach under a peaceful atmosphere.
“Our party notes that it was solely political desperation that drove the governor to hurriedly flag-off the dualisation of Saakpenwa-Bori-Kono Road last week to deceive Nigerians that Wike cares about Ogoni people after sponsoring militants to kill them.
“However, the fraud behind the Saakpenwa-Bori-Kono Road has been uncovered as the governor deliberately refused to mention that the project is in phases. He also cunningly went silent on the number of kilometres of the road is covered in the phase 1 of the project he flagged off, just to deceive the people of Tai, Gokana, Khana, Opobo/Nkoro and Andoni LGAs.