LAGOS: A PROMINENT Rivers State analyst decried the violence the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was allegedly perpetrating in the state ahead of the general elections.
Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, said the electorate should retain the All Progressives Congress in power.
“The Rivers State people now have a choice between devil and God, between darkness and light, between a peaceful Rivers State and a war-torn Rivers State,” said the analyst in Port Harcourt.
“It is in their hands to say no to the evil that PDP represents and to vote in a new APC government to restore the state to its destiny in the hands of God,” added Eze.
He said to the APC, the greatest obstacle to democratic consolidation in Nigeria was electoral violence.
“Pre-election violence particularly, is as a result of the rascally disposition of some desperate and greedy politicians who want to secure electoral victory by subverting the process and undermining the rule of law,” said Eze.
“Whilst the tendency for violence by the PDP is common place, the progressive degeneracy of the situation in Rivers State has assumed an intolerable and, indeed, dangerous dimension.” PDP’s Nyesom Wike and APC rival, Dr Dakuku Peterside, are frontrunners to succeed Rotimi Amaechi, who belongs to the latter’s party.
It is said the strategic importance of Rivers State in the socio-economic and political future of Nigeria cannot be over- emphasised.
“One may not be surprised by the political intrigues and manoeuvres currently going on in order to capture the soul of the state; knowing very well that whoever takes the State is sure of the government at the centre,” Eze added.
SOURCE; CAJ News Agency