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BREAKING: APC Calls For State Of Emergency In Rivers State

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has responded to the swearing in of 23 caretaker local government chairmen in Rivers State on Wednesday calling for a declaration of state of emergency in the state.

The state has been embroiled in a political crisis following disagreement between Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor Nyesom Wike over the post Wike administration sharing formula.

The row led to the defections of lawmakers on the platform of the governor, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Although Wike has said he remains a PDP member, he’s a minister in the APC government and majority of his loyalists have defected to the APC.

Following the swearing in of the local government chairmen, the APC Caretaker Committee Chairman in Rivers, Chief Tony Okocha, called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency in the state during a media briefing in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

“Rivers State is at war. And the dramatis personae who are responsible for the mayhem that has claimed lives are known.

“The Governor is helpless, the police are helpless. Therefore the APC in Rivers State is calling for a state of emergency in Rivers State as a way of taming the mayhem, the upsurge that is going on in the state.

“I call on the federal government to act fast in this regard.”

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