By HENRY UMORU, Abuja
A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill yesterday took on the leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC for instructing its members in the National Assembly to stall the passage of the 2014 budget, 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 APC to “Shut down the Country”, Princewill said, “No man, woman or group of people has the right to threaten the stability of Nigeria. This is what this is.”, Princewill insisted. He highlighted the activities of last year, when the Republicans in the US 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 predicted that the same will happen here.
“Why is the National APC crying more than the bereaved”, Princewill said. He pointed to the past when the Rivers State police force was used to witch hunt, oppress and unlawfully harass the opposition.