The All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State Chapter, has reacted to the allegation by Governor Nyesom Wike, accusing the Federal Government of plotting to plant guns in the State, ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Recall, that Wike has on Thursday, raised an alarm that the APC Federal Government has concluded plans to plant 800 guns in the State, with the objective of destabilising Rivers State.
In a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, the Governor was quoted as saying that the APC Federal Government resolved to implement the plot during her last security meeting.
He stated that the intelligence came from credible sources that were privy to the ugly plot against Rivers State.
The Rivers State APC however, in a counter statement signed and issued to Journalists, on Friday, by the party’s Spokesman, Senibo Chris Finebone, said: “Of course, these are part of the manifest lies that can only come from an accidental Governor, if you know what that means. We know that Governors who deserve or merit the high office they occupy, do not go to bed, wake up, and spin such blatant falsehood, as in this case.
“We know that, in his sober moments, Gov. Nyesom Wike will not even believe himself. He should know that no right thinking person will believe that the President Buhari-led Federal Government will under any circumstances, embark on what the Governor is conjuring either against Rivers State, or indeed any State.
“Gov. Wike has found it difficult to renew his MoU with his gunmen allies (who have now turned rebels and declared wanted), towards repeating in 2019, what they did in 2015. To conceal the confusion in their camp, Wike and his officials contrive all sorts of fantasies, just to detract and deflect attention from their internal crisis. Sometimes, the Governor resorts to wild allegations, to create a facade over his actual actions. Rivers people know him, Nigerians should watch him.”