The Special Adviser to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Political Matters and Strategy, Chief Emeh Glory Emeh has warned the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State and its leadership that depending on propaganda as a tool to run down political opponents is no longer fashionable because of its limited life span.
Chief Glory Emeh was reacting to the press statement credited to the Publicity Secretary of APC in Rivers State, Chris Finebone which faulted the visit of Governor Wike to Omoku to meet the good people of oil rich Ogba /Egbema /Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State after the new year eve killings.
Emeh Glory Emeh described the opinion expressed by APC as misplaced, ill conceived, parochial and lacking in substance, adding that Rivers people know better and so can no longer be fooled by half truths and out right falsehood.
The former chief of staff further explained that Governor Wike has his eyes on the grass roots, and that as a people – oriented leader, he was at Omoku less than 24 hours after the unfortunate incident and paid condolence visits to the bereaved families.
To underscore the commitment of the governor to ensuring that justice is seen to be done, Chief Emeh said the governor did not only assure his hosts that the perpetrators of the heinous crime will be brought to book but also offered a ransom of N200m to any person who will give useful information that can lead to the arrest of the masterminds of the regrettable incident.
Emeh Glory Emeh, who is also a legal practitioner boasted that the eventual death of the cult kingpin, Don Wanny is an eloquent testimony that Wike matches his words with action, a narrative which he said the worn out APC propaganda cannot change.
The special adviser maintained that the era when people used propaganda to prosecute political warfare is gone, as, according to him, those who relied on propaganda have always lost the battle.
He described Governor Nyesom Wike as a coordinated political leader who has built capacity over time with uncommon capacity to mobilise resources for accelerated developmental of Rivers state.
The former commissioner for transport and aviation called on APC to eschew politics of bitterness by separating facts from fantasy, stressing that majority of Rivers people see Governor Wike as a leader they trust, having demonstrated that ability to perform should be the precondition for voting any person into public office as opposed to the ancient primordial sentiments of ethnocentric consideration and separatism.
“Wike’s performance makes it impossible for any disorganised and fragmented party to attempt to challenge him in a political battle,”.