‘Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent’ — Isaac Asimov [1920 – 1992]
The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, is calling on relevant security agencies in Nigeria to investigate the introduction of violence into the politics of Rivers State by alleged prominent Ogboni member and governorship candidate of the PDP in Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike.
Barely two days after prominent Kalabari Chiefs led by Chief Broadfield Micheal-Jack.rejected his candidature as the PDP governorship flag bearer for Rivers State and openly endorsed APC governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, supporters of Wike unleashed terror on his party members and innocent people of Abonnema where he visited to campaign yesterday [Saturday].
The APC recalls that a few days ago, suspected PDP followers of Wike, in a well-coordinated plan, shot APC supporters whose only offence was that they decided to travel to Port Harcourt to attend the Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Flag-off last Tuesday. The criminal elements belonging to the PDP opened fire on our members at Khana, Akukutoru and Asaritoru injuring many with possible fatality not ruled out yet.
Early this morning, suspected Wike men in the Okrika axis blew up the APC Secretariat at Okrika. Investigations by the Police are ongoing.
The APC would like to call on the Inspector-General of Police, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, the Director of Department of State Security [DSS] and all heads of security agencies to arrest and investigate Barr. Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike and his followers for the string of mayhem presently taking place across Rivers State.