Buhari Not Plotting To Declare State Of Emergency In Rivers – APC

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President Buhari discusses with Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefiele during the 4th Presidential Task Force meeting of ECOWAS on common currency for member states (photo: State House)

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is not planning to declare a state of emergency in the state.

Governor Nyesom Wike had alleged that Buhari told him that he is under pressure to declare a state of emergency in Rivers state.

In a statement on Monday, the state chairman, Dr Davies Ikanya, the APC said the president never complained to Wike of any pressure to declare a state of emergency.

The party expressed shock that Governor Wike could bring the exalted office of the governor to odium in such a reckless manner to ascribe to President Buhari something he never said.

The APC said: “To the best of our knowledge, the three things that Wike discussed with Mr. President were the issues of the Ogoni Clean Up and the Nkpogu Junction incident with Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, where attempt was made on the life of the minister. The other issue discussed was the detention of Wike’s Chief Security Officer (CSO) for one week.”

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