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APC alleges plot to kill Rivers leaders

02 February 2016, 14:28Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appealed to the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to intervene following an alleged a plot by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to kill some of its leaders.

The alleged assassination is said to be planned for Friday.

APC Rivers Chair, Davies Ikanya, said “credible” information indicated the ruling party in the state was contemplating eliminating APC leaders before the rerun elections into the National and State Assemblies so as to sway the polls in favour of PDP.

“Our informants have warned us to be on our guard as Rivers PDP has come to see the recent Supreme Court ruling affirming Chief Nyesome Wike as the duly elected Governor of Rivers State despite the killing of over 100 APC members during the March and April 2015 elections that controversially produced Wike as Governor,” said Ikanya.

Also Read: APC denies Rivers defection reports

“This, to Rivers APC leader, has been interpreted to mean that they can kill and install their members into the Senate, House of Representatives and state Assembly and the courts would in the end affirm their election.”

Ikanya said the “misrepresentation” of the Supreme Court judgment by the PDP henchmen in Rivers State was “sad” and “unfortunate.”

“Further killing of our members by PDP because of election will no longer be acceptable to us,” said Ikanya.

“We therefore plead with the Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, to come to our aid as a matter of urgency by deploying enough members of his men to save us from the hands of these misguided demented fellows that feel that leadership can be obtained only through the shedding of the blood of innocent souls.”

PDP had not commented on the allegations.

- CAJ News


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