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Rivers State APC holds Rivers Black Day in honor of victims of 2015 electoral violence in R/S

The Rivers State Chapter of All progressives Congress, APC, will hold a special interdenominational worship session in honour of its members and other Nigerians [including security agents] who were killed and maimed before, during and after the 2015 general elections in Rivers State. The event is scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt on Monday, 30th November, 2015.

Speaking to journalists in Port Harcourt over the weekend, the Committee Chairman, Barr. Fred Igwe, who was the Rivers State Commissioner for Sports during the Right Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi administration in the State, stated that the event is meant to sustain the spotlight on the gory killings that bedevilled the sham elections in the State.

“You will agree with me that those who were made victims of electoral violence, be it our party members, other Nigerians and even policemen, left deep pain and gap in the lives of their family members and those who love them,” Igwe said.

Continuing, Igwe said: “The least we can do for them is to continue to remind Nigerians that the souls of the departed can only find repose when justice is done by bringing those behind those killings to book without further delay.”

Barr. Igwe called on peace loving people in Rivers State to be part of the programme and continue to remember the family members of those who were made victims of the elections in their prayer.

“I call on all people of goodwill in our dear State to participate in the programme and to always pray for the families left behind by those who were killed. They should always pray for the peaceful repose of the souls of the dead. Again, they should pray for our leaders and those who are responsible for dispensing justice to have the political will to stand up for justice at all times,” he admonished.

The event will feature a solemn procession and an interdenominational service details of which will be announced by the committee in the days ahead.

Chris Finebone
Committee Secretary

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