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Smear campaign alleged against Rivers APC Senator

2015-04-20 08:44

Lagos - The Magnus Abe Campaign Organization has distanced the Senator from allegations he orchestrated the attack on a house in Bera, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State.

People’s Democratic Party’s Nyesom Wike, the governor-elect, is alleged to have made the allegation on live television recently.

Honour Sirawoo, Head of Media and Publicity at the Abe Campaign Organization, said it was aware of plots to malign the character of the Senator.

The official said such plans would fail because it was anchored on falsehood.

“We are aware of gang-up against our Senator with a view to assassinating his hard earned reputation, but, such enterprise will fail because it is based on falsehood,” said Sirawoo.

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It expressed shock that even if Wike’s comment were part of the alleged grand plan to assassinate Abe based on available information, Nyesom, being a lawyer was mindless of such weighty allegation “Those in leadership positions owe society the duty of being wary of their actions, utterances and the ways they whip-up sentiments, because of the sensitive nature of our environment,” Sirawoo said.

It cautioned those celebrating the victory in the purported elections in Rivers State “to look for better ways of wriggling out of situations they created rather than using Abe’s name as subterfuge.”
He urged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State to be steadfast.

“The rape democracy suffered in the State during the general elections will be met with appropriate legal responses,” said Sirawoo.

APC is contesting the outcome of the poll in the oil-rich state.

- CAJ News
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