The Rivers State Government has condemned the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, for inciting violence during a political campaign rally in Ogoni over the weekend, urging the entire electorate to ignore the rhetoric and ranting of failed politicians, who are bent on deceiving them in order to further their political ambitions.
The state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Dr Austin Tam-George, who said this in a reaction to Amaechi’s tacit incitement of people in Ogoni, said the former governor’s resort to an incendiary and divisive rhetoric on the campaign trail was capable of causing disaffection among the people of the state, ahead of the re-run legislative elections fixed for the 10th of December 2016.
Tam-George said the APC could canvass for the people’s votes and support without inciting violence, and sowing seeds of discord.
The commissioner said the APC was rejected in Rivers State because it was a reactionary and incompetent party, driven by bigotry and political extremism.
Tam-George said Amaechi’s shameful legacy as the former governor of Rivers State would continue to stand as a testament against the APC in the hearts of the people of the state.
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