The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the killing, on Friday in the Obrikom part of the state, of a monarch sympathetic to the cause of APC and nine other members of the party. Rivers APC has blamed the State Chapter of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the deaths. “We received with utmost shock the killing of a monarch and nine other members of APC by hoodlums hired by the PDP leadership in Rivers State on 3rd April,”
the State APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said in a statement issued Sunday in Port Harcourt.
“Reports reaching us have it that some blood-thirsty gunmen hired by PDP in Rivers State to go on rampage in Obrikom in Onelga Ogba Egbema
Ndoni Local Government Area killed Chief Adube, a traditional ruler and APC chieftain in the area, along with his two sons and seven others. We learnt that these PDP miscreants have moved to Oboh, a
neighboring community and destroyed the house of Vincent Ogbuagu, an APC House of Assembly aspirant and also to continue their killing
spree before they will hit other areas of the State,” Ikanya added.
He lamented that over 50 APC members have been killed in politically motivated violence in the State in the past three months. In addition, “several of our members have been arrested and molested, property of our members are vandalised on daily basis. Our local government secretariats at Okrika and Andoni were bombed and our rally at Okrika
was on two occasions disrupted by gunmen from PDP, while one of the aborted Okrika rallies saw the death of a police man. Besides, during the March 28th presidential and National Assembly polls, the entire world saw the rape of our democracy by PDP working in tandem with INEC, Army and Police, denying the people of Rivers State the opportunity to choose their leaders while allotting votes to other
parties as they deem fit,” Ikanya said.
Rivers APC condemned the trend as dangerous and unacceptable. “We therefore humbly request our amiable outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan, whose mantra is that his ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian, to call Chief Nyesome Wike and other PDP leaders in Rivers State to order and stop the orgy of blood-letting in the State.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
It is very unfortunate that Chief Wike’s gubernatorial ambition has brought so much misery to all the good people of Rivers State and
brought shame and negativity to our State,” the party said.
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