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Rivers violence: PDP demands arrest of APC leaders

2015-03-02 10:00
Supporters ride in a campaign bus of leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his running mate Yemi Osinbajo as they drive past a campaign poster of Nigerian President and candidate to his re-elect ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Lagos - The Rivers State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the arrest of the All Progressives Congress’ gubernatorial and senate election candidates following the alleged assault of the ruling party’s governorship contender and senior members.

PDP Rivers State Chairman, Felix Obuah, blamed the attack on the governorship rally in Bakana, Degema Local Government Area of the State on members of the APC and called for the arrest and interrogation of Dakuku Peterside, and Otelema Dan Amachree, respectively.

“They must tell the police what they know about the ugly and shameful attack on the PDP governorship candidate Nyesom Wike, his Deputy, Dr Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, Sports Minister, Dr Tammy Danagogo and members of the PDP Campaign Council,” said Obuah.

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“The interrogation and arrest of the Rivers APC governorship candidate, Dakuku Peterside and Otelema Dan Amachree, factional Speaker of the Rivers State will help the police in their investigation to get at all the APC members involved.”

The PDP Chairman made the call in a press statement issued by his Special Adviser, Media, Jerry Needam, while reacting to the alleged attack on Wike and members of his campaign council this past Saturday.

He described the attack as “criminal”, “barbaric” and orchestrated by the APC to destabilize the state and derail the elections, having come to the realisation that Rivers people have resolved to unanimously vote for the PDP.

Obuah urged PDP members to remain calm assuring that no amount of attacks on members by APC, whose officials could not be reached for comment, would stop the PDP from taking over power and recover the resources allegedly stolen from the state.

- CAJ News
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