Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC)
has rejected plans by the Rivers State Government to compensate families in
Ogoni following the recent crisis in the region.
Rivers APC Chairman, Davies Ikanya, said the offer was in
“We are convinced that the government simply wants to
bribe and induce the people to vote for PDP candidates in the forthcoming rerun
elections under the guise of providing compensation to affected families,”
He queried why other victims of violence had not been
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“The APC is tempted to ask (Governor) Nyesom Wike why he
has not promised or provided compensation to the victims of killings in ONELGA,
Ahoada East and other areas where violence has taken place recently. Are those
other areas not part of Rivers State?
Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area (ONELGA) has
suffered recurrent violence with the APC reporting its supporters were
Ikanya was reacting to the announcement by Kenneth
Kobani, Secretary to the Rivers State Government on compensation of Ogoni
The area has suffered tragic violence as the
army pounced on areas believed to be dens for criminals.
- CAJ News