Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, has accused Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of being unrelenting in its grim determination to overheat the polity and set the country on fire, if that will satisfy one man’s personal ambition to hold on to power.
In a statement in Lagos, yesterday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said it was left with no choice than to reach that conclusion after a faction of Rivers PDP reportedly loyal to President Goodluck Jonathan expelled Governor Chibuike Amaechi at a time all people of goodwill were calling for a resolution of the lingering crisis.
It warned that the overzealous ruling party’s sole interest was power, without caring about the responsibility that goes with it.
ACN said PDP must be checked through all constitutional means before it plunges the country into unmitigated chaos.
ACN said while whatever transpired within PDP was not its business, its (ACN) concerns stem from the dangerous impact that the Rivers crisis can have on the polity.
ACN said: “Because of the danger their actions pose for our polity, we are concerned that these trouble-makers are hell bent on annihilating Governor Amaechi.
“Those who have accused us of crying more than the bereaved do not get it.
“We are indeed the bereaved once anything happens that can torpedo our democracy and destroy our country.
“This is why we will also be unrelenting in calling on Nigerians to call the puppets and puppeteers in Rivers to order.”