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Rival parties in spat over Rivers raids

12 January 2016, 12:04Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied any involvement in some raids at a local government area (LGA) in the Rivers State.

Security agents have carried out such raids in Yeghe, Gokana LGA and other security dark spots in the region seen as a stronghold of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

“This trend of narrative being dishonestly foisted on the people through the media by elements of the PDP is most uncharitable, manifestly dishonest and flies in the face of logical reasoning,” APC spokesman, Chris Finebone, said.

“It is important to remind everyone that the APC, as a political party, has no mandate to embark on security duties either on its own or in conjunction with security agencies under any circumstances whatsoever."

Finebone said the APC restricted itself to its function of seeking political power through legitimate political processes.

Also Read: APC has nothing to do with security raids in Rivers - Spokesperson

He  advised the PDP in Rivers State to “look inwards” and blame itself for the present kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, killings and general insecurity it has foisted on Rivers people and residents.

The crimes are said to have warranted the intervention of security agents.

PDP has on the contrary reported measures had been put in place resulting in a reduction of such cases.

Finebone said if PDP disagreed with APC's position, it should lend a voice of support to the actions of the security agencies aimed at restoring security in Rivers State than resent and blame others.

"Indeed, the PDP should blame itself,” Finebone declared.

- CAJ News


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