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2019 : Rivers APC promise free, fair primaries

2019 : Rivers APC promise free, fair primaries

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says the party is united, cohesive and ever ready to play a pivotal role in reshaping the politics of Nigeria come 2019 not minding obstacles being imposed on her way by some detractors.

The party in a press statement issued by Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the media consultant to the Chairman of Rivers APC, Dr. Davies IbiamuIkanya, assures: “We will provide adequate space for all aspirants who want to fly our flag without any discrimination as we are one virile, vibrant and united family. People are allowed to aspire to any leadership position in APC without any fear or inhibition. At the appropriate time when the national leadership of the party clears the processes for primaries, we will organise a very free and fair primaries that will embarrass enemies of the party thereby making the innuendo aimed at blackmailing the leadership of the party in the state as not necessary as we are capable and ready to do the needful at the appropriate time”.

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Rivers APC also clarified that the two events that took place in Bori, Rivers State last weekend involving party faithful were organised, among other things, in continuation of the rebuilding and strengthening of the party ahead of 2019 general elections and to receive thousands of PDP members that defected to APC.

According to Eze, the clarification becomes imperative to stop further disparaging of the party leadership and misinformation being peddled by some mischievous elements aimed at destabilising the party.

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The statements read in parts: “we don’t have any crack in the party as erroneous stated by some of the visitors. In short, the party is now more repositioned to achieve her aim for 2019 general elections which is mainly to root out the current evil administration in the State under the watch of Chief Nyesom Wike.”

The party stated that with Wike completing his first term in 2019, the Upland Area of the state may have governed the state for 20 years (Dr. Odili – eight years, Amaechi – eight years and Wike – four years) without anybody from the riverine area testing power as the governor of the state since its creation.

“The move to correct this evil act is the crime that Amaechi has committed against some uninformed commentators about the politics of Rivers State. We will pursue this goal that will address the injustice meted against the riverine area of the state no matter all the plots to frustrate it,” the party stated.

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