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Amaechi blamed for violent Rivers State clashes

15 August 2014, 09:24Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - The Rivers State Chapter of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) blamed Governor Chibuike Amaechi for the violent inter-party clashes that rocked the state earlier this week.

About 10 people sustained injuries following  clashes between PDP supporters and Amaechi's All Progressives Congress followers during the governor's Meet the People Tour.

PDP, through a statement signed by Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media to the State Chairman, Prince Felix Obuah, said it had been vindicated for raising alarm about the campaign.

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“We condemn this unconcerned attitude and utter disregard for the people’s lives by Amaechi and enjoin all Rivers people to be wise and stop being lured into Governor Amaechi snares in the name of politics," PDP stated.

The party condole and sympathize with all the victims of Wednesday’s incident in Rumueprikom and their families and while commending the police for their timely intervention

"We wish to appeal that all those used by Gov Amaechi and his cohorts to perpetrate this evil be fished out and prosecuted accordingly."

APC had not commented at the time of going to press.

 - CAJ News


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