Tony John, Port Harcourt
Rivers State chapter of the Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Minister of Transportation and factional leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Chibuike Amaechi, to stop daydreaming about governing the state for a third term, by plotting to foist a neophyte to administer the people.
Chairman of PDP in the state, Felix Obuah, in a statement, yesterday, said this, following a â€˜poorly concocted footageâ€™, purportedly proclaiming the African Action Congressâ€™ (AAC) governorship candidate, Biokpomabo Awara,Â as winner of the March 9, 2019, governorship election in the state.
Obuah described the video with imaginary figures, as highly malicious and an embarrassment to Rivers people.
He said Rivers people cannot be deceived by the APC-sponsored footage, as â€œit is very obvious that the characters featured in the video were not people of the state.â€�
He said looking at the â€˜maliciousâ€™ content of the footage, it was clearly intended to insult the sensibility of Rivers people, adding that the sponsors had failed on arrival, as they had embarked on what he called â€œa voyage of discovery.â€�
Obuah alleged thatÂ Amaechi was addressing a rented crowd in the footage, ostensibly to make it to look as if it had something to do with AAC, whereas it was actually clips from APC campaign and the ill-fated presidential rally of the party at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in November 2018.
â€œAmaechi and his AAC fantasy are only deceiving themselves.Â You can see the event featured in that video took place last year, when Amaechi had yet no inkling of what laid ahead for the APC in the state.
â€œIn their stupidity, they made the video look as if it was a crowd of AAC supporters living in the fantasy of producing a governor.Â This is, but, the height of political 419,â€� Obuah said.
He advised the APC and AAC to stop daydreaming about governorship of Rivers State, as no amount of propaganda and recruiting of hirelings and dressing them as chiefs or elders to look respectable, can hide their childish inclination and pecuniary interest.
The state PDP boss advised the APC, which he noted was delisted from the ballot in state by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to put its house in order and stop interfering with the electoral process in the state.