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Rivers APC Lists 50 Sins Which PDP Allegedly Committed Against It

Chairman of River state APC, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya
Chairman of River state APC, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya

The committee set up by the Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) to investigate increasing cases of electoral violence in the State has come up with 50 of such cases allegedly committed by rival Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against it
Submitting the committee’s report to the State APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, on Monday at the party’s State Secretariat in Port Harcourt, committee Chairman, Prince Peter Odika, said that 150 sins were committed by the PDP leadership in the course of the ongoing campaign for the 2015 elections.
“These sins revolve around attacks against APC loyalists, billboards, and LG Secretariat by the misguided PDP elements in Rivers State ahead of the March/April 2015 general elections.” Prince Odika, who is also the State APC Deputy Chairman, pleaded that the report should be treated with the urgency it deserves before PDP throws the State into crisis.
According to Prince Odika, top on the list is the violent disruption of APC’s campaign rally in Okrika last Wednesday, which culminated in the death of a policeman.
He alleged that the attack was principally targeted at eliminating the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside.
“If they had succeeded, these enemies of our democracy would have engulfed the State in an unprecedented crisis the end of which no one could have predicted.”
Receiving the report, Dr. Ikanya, assured the committee members that the report would be sent to the United Nations, Amnesty International, ECOWAS and other major international bodies.
“I commend the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Suleiman Abba, for directing that the Okrika attempt on our lives should be investigated. We wish that those behind this devilish attack are promptly arrested; if not our lives will not be safe anymore,” Ikanya said.
The party chairman asked the people of Rivers State to make the choice of stopping further promotion of violence and ensuring that all the candidates fielded by PDP in Rivers State are voted out.
“The choice before them is to choose between darkness and light, devil and God, between occultic forces and Christianity, between democracy and anti-democracy forces. The choice is ours to make.”
Ikanya appealed to the international community to come to the party’s aid, saying: “We can no longer fold our arms and watch while we are being viciously attacked and slaughtered by people whose mission and vision in politics is to spread violence as their own way of grabbing power, having seen that they have been overwhelmingly rejected by the electorate. What makes the situation more pathetic is that security agencies in Rivers State, including the police and the Department of State Security (DSS), have failed to make any arrest or call the PDP leadership to order simply because they are controlled by the PDP-led Federal Government, which is desperate to take over Rivers State at all cost.”
The fact-finding committee, inaugurated on 19th January, 2015 had Prince Peter Odika the Deputy Chairman of Rivers APC as Chairman, Barr. Sogbeye C. Eli, the Rivers State APC Youth Leader, as Secretary. Other members were Chief Emeka Bekee, Secretary of Rivers State APC; Evangelist (Mrs.) Carol Nagbo, Women Leader; Chief Eze C. Eze; Hon. Israel Asiamaka, Okrika Chairman of APC; Chief Victor Ere, Andoni APC Chairman; Hon. Ojukaya Flag-Amachree, former Asaro-Toru Local Government Chairman; Hon. Awongo Ikalama, Chief of Staff to the Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly; and Chief (Barr.) Obinna JK Chukwu. [myad]

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