APC Accuses PDP Of Ploting Unrest In Rivers

APC Accuses PDP Of Ploting Unrest In Rivers
August 15 03:21 2014 Print This Article

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of planning to create panic and unrest in Rivers State.

The APC was reacting to Wednesday’s clash between it and the PDP in Obio/Local Government Area of the state.

It will be recalled that eight persons were injured during the clash in the area, even as the police arrested.

Five persons, including a former traditional ruler in Obio/Akpor.

State Chairman of the APC, Dr. Davies Ikanya, called on the police and other security agents to prevail on the PDP to stop instilling fear in the people.

Speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Thursday, Ikanya urged the police to confront the group that had continued to turn the state to a battle field.

“The PDP wants to create unrest, fear and panic in Rivers State. We are calling on the police and other security agencies in the state to prevail on the PDP to stop attacking APC gatherings.

“We also appeal to our brothers in the PDP to allow peace to reign in the state. Even before the governor (Rotimi Amaechi) started his visit to the people, the police were properly informed.

“Despite the presence of the police, these hoodlums still went ahead to cause confusion. The police should confront those that want to turn the state to a battle field,” the state APC chairman stressed.

Describing the Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike as the architect of Amaechi’s town hall meeting few years ago, Nkanya expressed surprise that the same meet-the-people programme was attacked by the state PDP under Wike leadership.

He said, “Wike used to be the chief of staff and was the architect of this town hall meetings and nobody attacked us that time.

Wike also coined the word; ‘Change you can see’. If it was not a problem then, why is our visiting the people a problem now?

Wike should not stop anybody from interacting with the people.

“Remember that they (PDP) also visits the people and interacts with them without any disruption. The meet-the-people programme of the state government is clearly different from political campaigns.”

Nkanya, however, maintained that PDP antics would not deter Amaechi from interacting with the people and getting their views on the services rendered to them.

Reacting, the State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Felix Obuah, said the PDP did not attack any gathering, adding that the man that shot and injured some youths in Obio/Akpor was not a member of the PDP.

“If the APC had embarked on a rally and was attacked by miscreants, it (APC) should be blamed because the police have placed a ban on rallies.

“The PDP never attacked anybody. We are a law abiding political party. The minister is too busy to be involved in any problem in the state. Those creating the problem in the state are the APC people,” Obuah added.

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