The All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State Chapter has taken a swipe at the governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike for acting and speaking with a view to misdirecting, interfering, influencing and muscling Police investigations into what played out in Port Harcourt last weekend concerning alleged printing of sensitive INEC materials.
“The attention of All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State Chapter has been drawn to recent utterances of Gov. Nyesom Wike aimed at interfering with the work of the Nigeria Police concerning the matter of the arrest of persons allegedly involved in the printing of sensitive INEC materials.
“Whereas the APC believes that there is more to the matter than meets the ordinary eyes especially with credible revelations that now support the view that it was a plot by the PDP and Rivers State Government to taint the APC and its leaders in Rivers State, we call on the governor of Rivers State, as an interested party, to desist from his ongoing campaign to intimidate the Police, twist facts and mislead the public.
“Particularly, the APC vehemently rejects attempts by Gov. Nyesom Wike to dictate how Nigeria Police goes about its duties. What the governor said yesterday about the ongoing investigation by the Police amounts to undue interference and unbridled attempts to force the hands of the Police in the direction of the governor’s choosing. We condemn it in its entirety.
“It is the view of the APC that the Nigeria Police be allowed by the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike to carry out its investigation the best way possible in line with its established methods. The governor must not needlessly overheat the polity for his own selfish interest,” the APC stated.
Chief (Dr.) Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, JP