Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the ward congress conducted in the state on Saturday as peaceful saying the congress which held in the 319 wards of the 23 local government areas of Rivers state was as an act of God.
The party leadership, in a statement made available to journalists by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the media consultant to Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, the Rivers state chairman, further described the outcome of the ward congresses as good prevailing over evil, light shining out darkness.
It said with the success recorded, “we are convinced that Governor Wike and his agents in APC will not only be ashamed but counting their loses,” adding that “the party expects Wike to start preparing to account for the evil he and his agents envisioned against Rivers state and her people.”
The APC noted that considering the unprecedented vandalization of its state secretariat by well known elements of the party allegedly induced by Governor Wike, the party has set up a stock-taking committee to ascertain the level of damage of the property of the party vandalised and stolen which the culprits of this heinous crime will pay.
The committee under the chairmanship of Barr Amachree, the party administrative secretary with Chief Emeka Bekee the party’s secretary will assist the police in her investigation of the plot envisaged to ruin the party and cast aspersion on the party’s leadership.
The statement reads: “The party described those behind the vandalization of her secretariat as cowards and enemies of democracy and urged the police to ensure that the law takes its full course on all those implicated in the wanton vandalisation of the party’s secretariat situated at old GRA Port Harcourt.
“The Chairman reiterated that no party member found culpable in this heinous crime no matter how highly placed he or she may be, will go scot free in this regard.
“The party admonishes her members who are dancing, dining with Governor Nyesom Wike, a PDP chieftain to endeavour to join him instead of acting as moles and stooges of a retrogression person. The party emphasised that enough is enough for the acts exhibited by these double faced elements.
“The APC congratulates the newly elected ward leaders and urge them not to relent until the evil administration of Governor Wike is rooted out from Rivers state.
“The party explains to the new ward leaders to be prayerful, watchful and committed towards the ideals and vision of the party and to be good ambassadors of the party at their various wards as we collectively march to reclaim our state come 2019.
“The party assures Rivers state people that with the collapse of the plot of Governor Wike and his misguided elements to truncate the congresses, our envisaged plan to redeem the state is now closer than before.
“The APC also reassured her leader, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the erstwhile governor of the state and the incumbent Minister of Transportation that the party will collaborate and assist him in rebuilding the party to the enviable status envisioned by the founding fathers of the party in the state.
“The party maintained that those who want to pull down the party structure in the state will live to regret their actions.
“The party emphasised that anyone who evaluates the congress that took place in the 319 wards of the party as not peaceful, credible, free and fair must be operating from outside the state or have a different agenda as the event was applauded by the international, local independent observers, INEC and APC national leadership that supervised and conducted it.”