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APC fears renewed Rivers poll bloodshed

21 November 2016, 17:10

Rivers - The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is wary of cultists, allegedly supporting Governor Nyesom Wike, to unleash terror ahead of the rerun elections set for December 10.

The party hence dismissed the Amnesty Programme of the administration of Wike as a “stage-managed” affair.

APC said the Chairman of the Rivers State Amnesty Committee, Kenneth Chindah, recently stated, while submitting its report to Wike that over 22
000 members of different cult groups had embraced the amnesty offer.

The party claimed the figure was way less than the 50 000 youths allegedly armed and engaged by Wike’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to “turn Rivers State into Rivers of blood.”

Also read: 'Buhari must intervene to save APC from disintegration'

“Some of these dangerous cultists have been encouraged not to surrender their arms and to ensure that the rerun election in the State billed for December 10 should not hold as PDP is not ready for any peaceful rerun election in Rivers State,” APC Rivers Chairman, Davies Ikanya alleged.

“Sadly, most of these cultists are now empowered through political appointments and elective offices to sustain the bloody nature of Rivers State politics that has turned the State into Rivers of blood and a laughing stock among civilised states in the world.”

Ikanya pleaded with police to retrieve the returned arms kept in the Rivers State Government House under the watch of Wike for safe keep and question some of those who returned them as to the source of the arms.

He said this would stop further procurement, proliferation and circulation of weapons.

“The security agencies should help and restore hope to our dear state,” Ikanya pleaded.

- CAJ News


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