Wednesday, 16 March 2016

APC Tells FG To Declare State Of Emergency In Rivers State




"To prevent things from escalating and degenerating into a banana republic where anything goes, we passionately called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the constitutional powers vested in him as President and Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR) to declare a state of emergency in Rivers State for normalcy to return,” said Mr. Adesanya

The  All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the Federal Government under the control of President Mohammadu Buhari to immediately declare a state of emergency in Rivers State following a new wave of attacks on innocent citizens in the State.

The spokesman for the APC in Ondo State, Omo'ba Abayomi Adesanya, who made the call in a statement issued to journalists in Akure, said the rate at which innocent people are being killed and burnt alive in the name of politics in Rivers State is saddening and barbaric.
Mr. Abdesanya explained in the statement obtained by SaharaReporters that the call was necessary in a bid to forestall the breakdown of law and order following the extrajudicial killings of innocent citizens in Rivers State.
He alleged that some provocative statements credited to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State were capable of causing confusion and disrupting the systemic and political functioning of the State.
"To prevent things from escalating and degenerating into a banana republic where anything goes, we passionately called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the constitutional powers vested in him as President and Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR) to declare a state of emergency in Rivers State for normalcy to return,” said Mr. Adesanya. 
He continued, “As it stands now in Rivers State, it is obvious that the governor, Nyesom Wike, has lost control of the State. As the Chief Security Officer, his primary mandate is to secure the lives and properties of the people and government in the State. He has failed in his responsibility.”
The spokesman maintained that the case in Rivers State is not related to insurgency, but a sociopolitical unrest orchestrated by the people saddled with the responsibility of securing lives.





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