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PDP decries violent attacks in Rivers

18 January 2016, 19:00

Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has condemned recent violence attacks in some local government areas.

The party claimed it had evidence of the perpetrators felt uncomfortable with the achievements of Wike and the PDP in just few months in the saddle of governance in the state and had decided to “puncture and destroy such unprecedented records.”

The PDP particularly alluded to the cases of attacks on some PDP leaders and members in Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor, Gokana, Asari-Toru and ONELGA local government areas.

It accused security agencies for collaborate with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to carry out those actions on defenseless PDP faithful.

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The party condemned the alleged actions of one Major Mustapha, who was said to be a star witness for the APC at the governorship election tribunal.

He is now said to be leading the so-called “Operation Exterminate PDP Leaders” in the state.

“It is a known fact that these attacks are orchestrated and sponsored in the state to undermine and discredit the efforts of the State government in ensuring peace and security,” said Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Rivers PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah.

“We hope that President Buhari and the national APC leadership will heed the call for restrain on their members in the State and act plausibly and timely to avert possible break down of law and order in the state.”

The party equally appealed to its members and Rivers people to remain calm and law abiding, even in the event of provocation.

“We are doing everything legally possible to secure justice,” said Needam.


- CAJ News


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