A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill berated the leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC for directing its members in the National Assembly to stall the passage of the 2014 budget, confirmation of Security Chiefs and screening of the newly nominated ministerial candidates, saying the party has no right to hold the nation to ransom.
Condemning what he described as an unpatriotic act and an attempt by the opposition to ‘Shut down the Country’, Princewill said, adding that “No man, woman or group of people has the right to threaten the stability of Nigeria. This is what this is”.
He recalled the incidence last year in the US when the Republicans tried to use their strength to hold the country to ransom.
“The repercussions of that move were obviously not in their favour, as the public came out in mass to reject the move. Citizens openly vowed never to vote for the party again, because of how immature their plans were”, he said.
Princewill predicted that the same will happen with APC, saying “Why is the National APC crying more than the bereaved?”
On calls for the redeployment of Police Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Mbu from Rivers State over his perceived antagonism towards the Rivers government, Princewill recalled that in the past, Governor Rotimi Amaechi used the police force to witch hunt, oppress and unlawfully harass the opposition.