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Princewill condemns emergency rule calls in Rivers

The former governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress in Rivers State, Tonye Princewill, has faulted a latest name for the declaration of a state of emergency within the state, describing it as mischievous and comical.

Princewill stated the state was very strategic to the financial well-being of Nigeria and warned these behind the decision for a declaration of a state of emergency to rethink and embrace peace.

Recall that the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Caretaker Committee, Chief Tony Okocha, had demanded the declaration of a state of emergency in Rivers State, following the violence that greeted the tenure of the native authorities chairmen within the state.

Okocha had alleged that Governor Siminalayi Fubara and the state Police Command are ‘helpless,’ saying it was time the navy was invited to stop an extra massacre, citing the killing of a policeman and a vigilante in Eberi-Omuma in Omuma Local Government Area of the state throughout a scuffle on the native authorities chairmen tenure elongation fracas.

Speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt, Princewill stated the state has folks with various pursuits, including that the state has contributed to producing many Presidents within the nation.

He warned that instigating a disaster within the state would harm the nation, provided that the state is the treasure base of the nation.

Princewill, a philanthropist and businessman, additional stated the goal of the proponents of the emergency rule is the governor, who they need faraway from workplace.

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He acknowledged, “On the decision for a declaration of state of emergency, I don’t assume it’s price giving any response. I feel it’s silly for one to name for a state of emergency.

“It’s both harmless or it’s mischievous; if it’s harmless allow them to know that the motive is to take away the governor. If it’s mischievous, it’s extra of the identical; it hasn’t reached that stage.

“People have to understand that Rivers has made Presidents. No president in this country can write his story without Rivers State, be it Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Muhamadu Buhari, with  support from Rotimi Amaechi and currently President Bola Tinubu and support from Nyesom Wike.”

He insisted that Rivers State “is so vital, including, “This state may be very strategic. Rivers State just isn’t referred to as the treasure base of the nation for nothing. People have an interest on this state from each far and past.

“What we need now is peace. These guys need to arrange themselves; whatever the issues are they have to calm down because as we are seeing it today, it can be something else tomorrow. I think the call is mischievous, it’s comical.”

He suggested all of the stakeholders within the state to work in direction of making a peaceable environment that promotes enterprise and creates jobs for the teeming unemployed youths within the state.

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