The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described critics of its directive to its National Assembly members to block all legislative proposals as those who are either ignorant of the workings of democracy or those who have chosen to play to the gallery for pecuniary gains.
In a statement issued on Sunday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, said the directive is already yielding result, as members of the Save Rivers Movement (SRM) were able to stage a peaceful rally on Saturday without molestation.
APC’ s directive had attracted criticisms from various quarters, including a recent one by a group, known as the Youths for Ebele Jonathan (YEJ) which described it as amounting to blackmail and legislative recklessness .
However, in the statement, APC said there was nothing anti-democratic, anti-people or inciting about the directive, which is aimed at ending sn alleged reign of impunity in Rivers state.
It said the parry’s action has become necessary so as to arrest the situation before its spreads to other parts of the country and truncated the nation’s democracy.