Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC),
which has alleged scores of its members had been killed in Rivers State in
recent weeks, has appealed for unity among rival parties to end the crisis in
The party has alleged more than 60 members have been
killed in the run up to the re-run National and State Assembly elections,
scheduled for next weekend.
“As a party, we have remained at the receiving end of the
violence and deaths that have enveloped Rivers State for over six years now.
All we ask is for peace and security to reign because we know the consequences
of anarchy. Our people have suffered enough,” pleaded Chris Finebone, APC
He said in recent months, APC members across the state
had been attacked and killed, sometimes in the presence of their families.
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“More APC members have died over these unfortunate years
and this is a fact that is well known around the state,” said Finebone.
“And for these long years of strife, we have been
speaking and calling the world’s attention to the daily attacks and killings
taking place in our state.”
Violence has beset Rivers, the oil-rich state where APC
and the ruling People’s Democratic Party are fierce rivals.
Finebone called for an end to the tensions.
“I think all of us, irrespective of our
different political affiliations, must be very concerned about a quick
resolution to this crisis,” said Finebone.
- CAJ News