Test your popularity, conduct LGA election in Rivers, APC challenges Fubara 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the Rivers State governor Sim Fubara to test his popularity by conduct Local Government election in the state to know his political strength.

The party also declared that under governor Fubara “Rivers State is more than drifting to a pariah state, to atrophying into abysmal oblivion to say the least.”

Addressing a press conference Friday in Abuja, in response to Thursday’s media briefing by some PDP chieftains who declared support for President Bola Tinubu and Governor Fubara, APC chairman in the state, Chief Tony Okocha, who described Dr. Abiye Sekibo-led PDP group as crisis merchants, said if the group feel concerned, it would have beenhonourable for them to look inwards to seek solutions to the problems than constituting themselves as snitches and fifth columnists.

Present at the briefing aside Dr. Abiye Sekibo were Uche Secondus; former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Austin Opara; Celestine Omehia, former deputy governor of the state, Tele Ikuru; Senator Lee Maeba; and former Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr. Gabriel Pidomson, among others.

According to Okocha, Political Crisis in Rivers State is self-inflicted, I reiterate. Both the Governor of Rivers State and the 32 Assembly members were of the same party and family, with HE.E. N Wike, as father.

The APC chieftain said: “If the mid-night pseudo lovers of Mr. President as shown in the text under critique, now are convinced that Mr. President is abundantly fit and proper to preside over Nigeria and that his ten months in office has provided Renewed Hope for an eldorado for Nigerians and choose to recant their hitherto unsavoury and unprintable toxics against Mr. President, they should follow the proper channels allowed for porting or decamping to a new party.

“This approach of brow-beating and blackmailing they intend to use, is not fashionable at all.

“No sane host tolerates a Guest who attempts to enter his/her house, through the window when the door is open.

“When have they repented and withdrawn their suits in court, challenging the Powers of Mr. President to mediate in the political crisis in Rivers State?

“Have they repented from emboldening Governor Fubara to disrespect Mr. President by refusing to implement all the indices on the 8~point Presidential Proclamation, as panacea to the political crisis in Rivers State, which by their actions, they have continued to fuel?

“Finally, they should know that a tripe document as that signed by two persons without office and/or any authority whatsoever, except as they couched it, former leaders of Atiku Abubakar 2023 campain directors in Rivers state cannot qualify as position of Rivers State people. We vehemently reject it.”

While challenging the governor to conduct the Local Government election, the Rivers APC chairman said: “He should go and conduct local government elections if he know he is popular with the people. He should go and test the waters to see if the crowed they have been carrying are not actually rented crowd. We know he doesn’t have the people.