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APC ups ante against PDP ahead of Rivers polls

16 March 2016, 10:08Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State does not deserve the votes of the electorate in Rivers South West Senatorial Zone in the rerun State and National Assembly elections scheduled for  Saturday.

This is according to the rival All Progressives Congress (APC).

APC appealed to voters in the region to “repay” PDP and Governor Nyesom Wike for their atrocities against the zone by massively rejecting PDP candidates.

“Governor Wike and PDP have turned Rivers South West Senatorial District into a place of mourning where innocent citizens are slaughtered and burnt like goats on daily basis,” Rivers APC Chairman, Davies Ikanya, said.

In true campaign mode, Ikanya accused Wike of frustrating projects in the region.

Also read: Killings in Rivers State primitive, barbaric - Buhari

“Wike’s hatred for Rivers South West Senatorial District has never been hidden, as it was the same Wike who frustrated all the plans to construct the Trans-Kalabari Road,” Ikanya said.

He claimed Wike and PDP collaborated with the administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, to cede the Rivers State oil wells in the Kalabari Kingdom to Bayelsa State.

“As if that was not enough, Wike, after imposing himself as governor, has within a short time turned the South West into a killing field,” said Ikanya.

“We appeal to the good people of Rivers South West Senatorial Zone to demonstrate their rejection of Wike and PDP by overwhelmingly voting for APC candidates during Saturday’s rerun elections.” 

- CAJ News


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