The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State is waiving the olive branch as its members have pledged to work for the success of Governor Nyesom Wike’s government.
Led by Senator Andrew Uchendu (Rivers East), the members under the aegis of “Elected and appointed members of the APC” told journalists in Port Harcourt that the war of attrition is over.
State Secretary of the APC, Charles Bekee and spokesman,Chris Fynbone among other party chieftains, expressed willingness to accept Wike’s call for peaceful co-existence.
Uchendu said this call is in tandem with the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi’s appeal in his Easter goodwill message.
The senator announced an end to all forms of hate speeches in the state, saying “it is time for governance.”
“Wike’s live broadcast marked the end of hate speeches in this state. We want to believe that for the sake of peace in the state that Wike is sincere in the state wide message, and based on that, days of hate speeches are over for is in the APC.
“We want to allow Governor Wike to discharge his constitutional responsibilities, The primary roles of government as contained in the constitution are to provide security for lives and property, no other person takes that responsibility, and we are saying that we will join in that boat but only one captain will pilot the boat and that captain is Wike, we will only help him to take the boat to the shore.
“When two captains are in one boat, there will be no headway. His clarion call we hope is one that should signal the end of politicking and the beginning of governance,” said Uchendu.