Sunday, 29 January 2017

[NG]Rivers APC raises alarm over killing of members

The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday raised the alarm over the killing of its members in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA) and other parts of Rivers State.

Gunmen at the weekend, killed APC Ward 5 Secretary Emmanuel Obuozo at Ovor in Osomini area of ONELGA.

It was learnt the APC chieftain was killed at his home where the gunmen shot sporadically to scare the residents.

Addressing reporters yesterday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, APC’s Publicity Secretary Chris Finebone said the killing of the APC members showed the state government’s Amnesty Programme was dubious.

Finebone said: “We in APC have always said Rivers State government’s Amnesty Programme is dubious and characteristically questionable. We continue to hold the opinion that government simply created the so-called amnesty to shield crooks.
“It was just to shield them from clampdown by Federal security agencies by surreptitiously legitimising the criminalities perpetrated by the criminal associates who shot and killed to climb to power.”

Also, ONELGA APC Chairman Felix Ejechi said the killings required Federal Government’s intervention.

Ejechi said what was happening in ONELGA was beyond the party, adding that if something urgent was not done, the situation might spread to other places.

The APC chairman said the party’s national leadership to address the “insecurity that is threatening the unity and affecting the membership strength of the party”.

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