RIVERS APC CRISIS: How Buhari Watched Rivers APC Go Up In Flames

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President Muhammadu Buhari sat again in Abuja and watched the APC in Rivers State go up in flames in 2018 and off the poll in 2019, thereby paving the best way for Nyesom Wike and PDP candidates to run with nearly no opposition.

This President Buhari was the identical man who watched Comrade Adams Oshiomhole lead the NWC to not solely ambush the occasion judicially within the now rested case of Ibrahim Umah and co however sabotage the occasion’s management swap to Plan B in declaring help for Engr Biokpomabo Awara of the AAC on the 2019 polls. Thoughts you, this was the identical President who visited tons of Rivers APC devoted in Hospital to console them after they have been baptized with gunshots by PDP militia en route the 2015 APC presidential marketing campaign flagoff on the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Igwuruta, Ikwerre LGA.

A mixed studying of each previous paragraphs and the President watching the 2015 gubernatorial tussle go down the wire with the Supreme Court docket saving Wike from a rematch in 2016, like the competition for different positions within the State, meant that the chance for the APC or an APC supported Governor appointing an Lawyer-Basic and Commissioner for Justice to prosecute these killers to deliver justice to those that have been felled by their bullets within the massacre from APC membership registration in 2014 by the campaigns and normal elections in 2015 to the reruns in 2016 was blown away on Buhari’s watch. Don’t forget the drama by INEC to resolve the elections deadlock in Rivers State in 2019!!

But somebody in Authorities Home, Port Harcourt tells us on a regular basis that the Federal Authorities is combating him and the frequent change of Police Commissioners is accountable for the insecurity within the State. He mentioned so once more final evening on Channels TV “Politics At the moment” with Seun Okinbaloye.

President Buhari authorized the discharge of funds for the completion of the Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport and its transformation from her globally acknowledged Tarpaulin standing. Wike was there on the commissioning and walked aspect by aspect with the President. But Buhari has finished nothing for Rivers State.

This identical Buhari flags off the Ogoni cleanup on the prescription of the United Nations Atmosphere Programme (UNEP) by the Vice President. Once more, Wike was in full attendance on the occasion, strolling aspect by aspect with Yemi Osinbajo. But the Buhari Federal Authorities has finished nothing in Rivers State. The truth is, what we hear is Buhari enthroned a rip-off on the Ogoni individuals for the aim of the 2016 rerun elections. In the meantime, Wike’s PDP was in energy when the UNEP turned in that Report in 2011.

Beneath the Buhari APC presidency, the Bodo-Bonny Highway is racing to completion and but President Buhari shouldn’t be reminding Bonny individuals every day that they haven’t seen a street since creation like Wike does to their cousins in Opobo with the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo Unity Highway commenced by Governor Peter Odili and pushed by Governor Rotimi Amaechi to the final however one bridge earlier than touchdown on Opobo important city. But what we hear now to strengthen the campaigns that Buhari has finished nothing in Rivers State is the Bodo-Bonny Highway is funded by the Nigeria Liquefied Pure Gasoline Firm and never the FG. They sound that sanctimonious as if the NLNG ran her first gasoline cargo off the coast of Finima, Bonny after Might 29, 2015.

President Buhari doles out N78billion as refund on Rivers State expenditure on Federal roads infrastructure within the State. They seize the funds with each arms; even run full web page newspaper commercials on a number of nationwide dailies thanking the President for his gesture. But, those that did so have since returned to the orchestra of Buhari doing nothing for Rivers State. And so they accomplish that with a lot audacity forgetting that these funds have been due for refund underneath previous PDP Presidents of Nigeria.

This identical Buhari performs the triple groundbreaking of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri customary slender guage (SNG); the Bonny Deep Seaport; and the Railway Industrial Park in Port Harcourt final week and the buzzer begins. They single out the SNG for assaults and insult the President for being ungrateful to Rivers individuals by not giving us the guage constructed on the Western hall from Lagos to Ibadan. Wike is fast to remind President Buhari that Amaechi sponsored his election in 2015 with Rivers State cash however conveniently forgets that this rail challenge doesn’t start and finish in Rivers State. He fires his shells on the President with the intention of diminishing the financial significance of this specific challenge as if the about to be revamped Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail line and its upgrading to service a number of States within the South-East and North-Central earlier than hitting the terminus at Maiduguri within the North-East was non-existent when the President Goodluck Jonathan they served underneath rolled out his railways rehabilitation initiatives!! Even worse, he attacked the sincerity of the FG on the timing of those triple initiatives as a result of he thinks the Administration has no time left for his or her completion. It is a man whose initiatives commissioning so far has Amaechi’s enter at greater than 80 per centage of the entire. Timing of initiatives are politicized after they come from Buhari’s FG however not these from Amaechi’s Authorities of Rivers State the place he takes glory for finishing and commissioning. Definitely not too for the Airport challenge that GEJ commenced however Buhari accomplished. Timing is core in at present’s Brick Home calculations on the relevance of Buhari’s initiatives. Not the financial impression they might deliver to the State the place Buhari has finished nothing.

Solely yesterday, the identical Governor went for the jugular of the President by casting shades of doubt on the approval of over $1.5billion for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt Refinery at Eleme. Wike virtually tore to shreds the announcement by Chief Timipre Sylva, Honourable Minister for Petroleum (State). Once more, whatever the financial significance of revamping that Refinery to each the nation and Rivers State, somebody should give Buhari and his authorities jabs.

I really like Wike’s politics. I simply like it as a result of it’s a reminder of the place of grace. Put in a different way, Wike has turn out to be the index of the Biblical exclamation: “Blessed are these whose sins are coated”. The legislation of retribution merely seems the opposite manner every time their circumstances are known as. They do no flawed. Even within the courts of public opinion!!