(By Ofori Silas)-The tactics being employed by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to distract the attention of Nigerians from failure to deliver on campaign promises when they had the opportunity has been described as crude and unacceptable in modern democracy.
This observation was made by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, Chief Emeh Glory Emeh, in a chat with newsmen in Port Harcourt while reacting to the interview granted to Raypower FM by Engr. Sampson Ngeregbara, said to be the chairman of Rotimi Amaechi’s Save Rivers Movement.
”It is uncharitable and indeed disrespectful for any person or group of persons to subject a legitimate law enacted by a law making body to what I describe as beer parlour debate.
“All that is required by anybody who loves Rivers State is to join hands with Governor Wike in his passion and determination to ensure the safety of lives and property in Rivers State.
“It is therefore unpatriotic and indeed selfish for persons who desire to serve their people to turn around to discredit policies and programmes that will enhance service to the people. Such persons or groups can only be described as deceitful and unreliable”, Chief Emeh emphasised.
He however insisted that the apparent rejection of APC by Rivers people as demonstrated in their open support for the PDP government in the state, and the call for re-election of Governor Wike because of his outstanding performance has heightened the desperation of leaders of APC in the state.
Chief Emeh, the accountant turned politician described the antics of APC and its leadership as reckless, responsible and evident that the APC in Rivers State takes pleasure in swimming in needless controversies that do not advance the development of the state.
The former commissioner for transport and aviation further contended that Neighbourhood Watch initiative is not peculiar to Rivers State as Lagos, Enugu, Abia ,Anambra, Kebbi states already operate similar security outfits.
Just yesterday, Chief Emeh further said the Kano state government, in a live television programme reported the graduation of 3,500 Neighbourhood Security officials.
In his speech at the ceremony witnessed by security agencies in Kano state, Governor Ganduje described the move as apt in view of the security challenges in the state in particular and Nigeria in general, and advised other states to borrow a leaf, if terrorism has to be fought with renewed vigor.
Chief Emeh Glory Emeh further stated that debate on the Neigbhourhood security outfit is no longer tolerable and therefore foreclosed, having been passed into law and assented to by the governor of the state.
He urged Rivers people and indeed all Nigerians to arm themselves with PVCs preparatory to chasing the opportunists out of power at the national level and ensuring that in Rivers State PDP continues to remain in power.