Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) denounced the attack on its members by police at the Rivers State House of Assembly on Thursday as a threat to Nigeria’s democracy.
Felix Obuah, Rivers regional chairman, also took exception to the “shameful” and “unprofessional” role by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Steven Hasso during the peaceful procession.
Obuah described Hasso’s actions as “partisan, breach of security and threat to the peace in the state.”
More regrettable and worrisome, Obuah noted, Hasso in another alleged development, led armed thugs of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Government House Port Harcourt, same day, simultaneously the APC protest was going on.
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Obuah said the reported violence allegedly perpetrated by Hasso and others was a ploy to intimidate PDP supporters ahead of polls upcoming in the state.
“It’s therefore very obvious Mr Hasso is on a mission to deliver the APC during the December 10, re-run elections in the state,” said Obuah.
Rivers has been beset by violence, which peaked last year ahead of the governorship election PDP’s Nyesom Wike won.
Some polls are outstanding because of the unconducive atmosphere.
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