The All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State Chapter has congratulated Governor Nyesom Wike for finally accepting the need to rid Rivers State of kidnappers and armed criminal gangs.
The party in a statement signed by it spokesman, Chris Finebone said, “This follows the governor’s reported readiness to seek an amendment to the existing law on kidnapping and other serious crimes which was put in place by the last administration of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
The amendment will be to include the demolition of houses belonging to kidnappers and criminals, amongst other provisions”.
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The APC called on the governor to begin the cleansing from his own government because charity, they say, begins at home, adding that by implication, it woud serve as an indication that the governor has realised that it is wrong to employ the services of criminals during elections.
Continuing the statement said, “it is a known fact that Governor Wike’s government is populated by all manner of known kidnappers, murderers, and criminal elements who committed and are still committing all manner of atrocities against APC members and innocent law-abiding residents and people of Rivers State”.
“A good example of this character trait of Wike’s political associates was at play during the last sham election of March 28 and April 11 in Rivers State where several lives were violently snuffed out and other innocent persons kidnapped or maimed by these persons” the press release further explained.
The APC reminded Wike to abide by the Biblical injunction which says, “Physician, heal thyself.”
“We are sure that if and when Governor Nyesom Wike follows this simple Christian command, the winner will be the numerous peace-loving people and residents of our beloved State” the statement concluded.