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APC 'saddned' by Rivers PDP celebrations

29 February 2016, 18:18

Abuja - The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed “sadness” over Saturday’s victory celebration by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

The event celebrated the endorsement of Nyesom Wike as governor by the Supreme Court.

Davies Ikanya, APC Rivers Chairman, described the celebrations as “shameful” and “insensitive.”

“The so called Victory Celebration held two days ago, February 27, 2016, at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Elekahia, Port Harcourt, was nothing but the celebration of PDP’s bloody victory obtained through massive rigging and the shedding of the blood of over 100 APC members murdered by PDP agents to usher in the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike,” said Ikanya.

Also read: 4 APC guber candidates pledge to return states to party

PDP has dismissed such allegations in the past.

However, Ikanya, hurled more condemnations.

“The celebration is shameful, callous and insensitive to the injured feelings of families still grieving for their loved ones needlessly killed by PDP agents during the campaigns and the April 11, 2015 gubernatorial elections.”

Ikanya expressed fear over the safety of APC members in the state in view of the formal welcoming of two “notorious apostles” of “political banditry” in Nigeria in Ali Modu Sheriff, the National Chairman of PDP, and Governor of Ekiti State, Peter Ayodele Fayose into the politics of Rivers State.

“With this mischievous and deadly trio of Wike, Sherriff and Fayose well noted war propagandists, that insecurity will be heightened in Rivers State before the rerun elections of March 19 need not be overemphasized.”


- CAJ News


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