Abuja - The Rivers State chapter of the All
Progressives Congress said it was commemorating the alleged attempt to
assassinate its governorship candidate, Dakuku Peterside.
The attack this time last year claimed the life of a
police officer in Okrika.
“Today marks one year we survived massive gunfire attack
at Okrika, Rivers State of Nigeria during a rally in which cars, stage rally
and sound equipment were burnt and stolen,” said Davies Ikanya, Rivers APC
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“How our gubernatorial candidate, Dr Dakuku Peterside and
APC chieftains marked for elimination on that day managed to survive the
onslaught still remain a mystery to most of us. As we thank God for securing
our lives, we pray that such a plot against our people will never see the light
of the day again.”
The attack was among a number of violent incidents that
characterised the run-up to the poll.
APC alleges more than 100 of its members were killed.
Nyesom Wike, of the People’s Democratic Party
emerged the winner ahead of Peterside in a disputed poll.
- CAJ News