Monday, March 21, 2016 1:42 pm
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, All Progressives Congress APC Candidate in the Rivers South East Senatorial District re-run election has condemned in strong terms the assassination attempt on Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Chief Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, Chairman of APC and former deputy governorship candidate of APC in the 2015 general elections in the state, Honourable Asita O. Asita on Sunday.
In a statement signed by Parry Saroh Benson, his spokesperson, Abe condemned the violence in the state. He described it as barbaric and intended to truncate democracy.
Abe therefore, called on President Muhamadu Buhari to investigate the happenings in the State under the present administration of Governor Nyesom Wike.
He cited the case of Gokana Local Government Area last Saturday where thugs loyal to the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not only disrupted the elections but threw dynamites into the INEC office as well as opened fire with assault rifles on security personnel thereby scaring away voters, electoral officials and other innocent Nigerians.
Abe further stated that this kind of action by the PDP leadership has become a common place in recent time and urged the federal government to step up and do the needful in order to prevent the loss of life and property.
“It is clear that the great burden of governance and it’s responsibility can no longer be shouldered by people who do not understand the meaning of civic responsibility”, the statement added.