Threat Video: APC berates Delta govt, asks Commissioner for information to resign

 Demands apologies to Deltans over its misguided statements

By Ovasa Ogaga,

Charles Aniagwu, Delta Commissioner for Information

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Delta State chapter has called on the Government of Delta State to apologies to Deltans over its misguided statements issued by its Commissioner for Information over the threat by two soldiers on a viral video unleash mayhem on women in Warri.

The party also called on the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, to take the path of honour by resigning from his exhorted position as Commissioner for Information as most Deltans have lost confidence in him; and they can no longer trust the Government, with information coming through him.

It explained that the call for the resignation of Mr Aniagwu became necessary following the “the colossal embarrassment caused Deltans by the press statement he issued over the threat video which tends to cast aspersions/doubt on the viral video, to the effect that the video was concocted to create confusion and defame the Nigerian Army.

Delta APC in a Statement issued by its State Publicity Secretary, Sylvester Imonina, Esq., said that Delta State Government goofed on the way it responded to the issue of security threat women in Delta, therefore, Deltans deserve apologies.

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According to the party, the primary purpose of every Government is to provide and protect her citizens from external aggressors and those who do not mean well for her citizens.

Delta APC wondered while a government who supposed to protect it citizen will rather take side with an aggressor by acting on unconfirmed information in the social media that some angry youth allegedly molested some men on uniforms, as a fallout of the ugly incident resulting to the recent death of one Mr Pessu, in Warri.

“Meanwhile, as the fallout of the above, some overzealous soldiers threatened to unleash mayhem on women in Warri. Shockingly, instead of Delta State Government’s condemnation of such threat, and using soothing words to calm the nerves of Deltans, the Government, through its Commissioner for Information, told journalists, without investigating the veracity or otherwise of the threat issued by the misguided soldiers, feebly tried to cast aspersions/doubt on the viral video, to the effect that the video was concocted to create confusion and defame the Nigerian Army.

“Information in the news, available to APC, Deltans and Nigerians says that the soldiers who issued the said threat were later found out to be serving soldiers in 9-Brigade, Ikeja Military Cantonment, Lagos State. They have been arrested by the Authority. We say, “Thank you to the Nigerian Army and other security agencies for the security architecture put in place in fishing out those soldiers.

“Presently, what baffles Deltans and people of goodwill is the speed of light with which Delta State Government came out to create an excuse for those soldiers! Whose interest was the State Government, through her Commissioner for Information serving?

“The Commissioner for Information ought to know and should know that “a threat to any Deltan(s) is a threat to the collective corporate existence and sacred humanity”.

“But for the responsive and prompt actions of the Nigerian Army, the Commissioner for Information was sowing the seed of hatred among Deltans that perceived “political enemies were the ones trying to create confusion in Delta State”. In recent times, it is audible to the deaf and clears to the blind that Delta State Government play politics with every constructive criticism, meant for the good/welfare of Deltans!

“APC, Delta calls on the Government of Delta State to apologies to Deltans for the embarrassment and misguided statements used against Deltans and those whose interest is a better Delta State for the good of Deltans. There is no gainsaying the fact that Delta State Government goofed on this present issue of security threat to Deltans. Deltans deserve apologies.

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“Because of the colossal embarrassment caused Deltans by the Commissioner for Information, most Deltans have lost confidence in him. They can no longer trust the Government, with information coming through him. We, therefore, call on him to resign from that exhorted position honourably. That is the right thing to do at this point.

“We call on Deltans to continue to toe the line of peace. There is no better option to peace if we must achieve Delta of our dream.

“Once again, we appreciate the Nigerian Army/security agents for apprehending those soldiers who issued out the threat, capable of sending fears and causing confusion in Warri and her environs. The Nigerian Army had once again shown that it is a responsible organization.

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