Chairman of the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Felix Obuah, says the State Neighbourhood Corps law has recorded its first major landmark by exposing the secret plans and the many lies of the opposition All Progressives Congress, in the state about the security situation in the state.
The State PDP chairman in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, in reaction to the lamentation and threat by the APC to come up with its own security outfit, said the only reason for what he described as ludicrous ranting of a frustrated loser is that its plot to cause unease in the State before and during the upcoming elections has been botched and its recruited hooligans to be used are now rendered useless by the new law.
Bro Obuah expressed shock that a party that had always alleged insecurity in the State would so much show disdain for genuine efforts by the people – oriented administration of Governor Nyesom Wike to address the menace of crime and related cases once and for all.
More surprising, the State PDP boss noted, was the tendency of the APC to be approbating and reprobating at the same time by discrediting the Neighbourhood Safety Corps and also threatening to create a similar security outfit which of course, they lack the powers to do so.
Dismissing the threat credited to the APC State Publicity Secretary, Chris Fynbone as mere bombastic junk, the State PDP leadership said it is high time the APC aligned itself to issue-based politics and stop attacking personalities and genuine intentions.
Bro Obuah said for the APC to deny the many unprecedented landmarks of Governor Wike including youth employment in the State shows that they are either natural selfish ingrates or they are just existing and not living in Rivers State.
Virile opposition as a feature of a democratic government, the State PDP chairman noted, is far from not appreciating the ruling party even when it has performed excellently and commendably well, a character which he said is the stock in trade of the APC, describing the situation as shameful.
Bro Obuah appealed to the Rivers people, the youths and security agencies in the State to discountenance the pranks of the APC, reassuring that the Neighbourhood Safety Corps has come to be and will hopefully address the pockets of criminal activities across the State by assisting security agencies with intelligence information on suspects irrespective of their social, economic and political connections.
He advised the APC to thread the path of caution, pocket their preemptions and wait to see if there will be any sacred cows in the implementation of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps law before, during and after the 2019 elections, adding that the law is for the security of the land and not for elections.