Monday, March 21, 2016 4:55 pm
The Chairman, Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bro. Felix Obuah has called for an immediate arrest and prosecution of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Senator Magnus Abe and Dr Dakuku Peterside over Saturday’ s poll fiasco.
In a statement, Obuah said the APC leaders, alongside Jukaye Flag Amachree and others masterminded the violence, killings and various electoral malpractices during the Saturday re-run elections in some parts of the State.
The PDP chairman also demanded the arrest and prosecution of Mr. Barry Mpigi for hijacking electoral materials in Tai LGA to his home town, Koroma, with the aid of the military.
Obuah also accused the former Commissioner for Youth in the State, Mr. Felix Nwaeke, who in connivance with an Army captain, absconded with all electoral materials for ward 2, Obeakpu, in Oyigbo LGA.
According to him, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, aacting managing director of NDDC, ” has shown that she lacks manners and does not possess the honour of a woman, as she engaged in ballot paper hijack and falsification of polls results.”
“Bro Obuah says it is most disappointing and embarrassing that the APC chieftains preferred to act irresponsibly and undemocratically by engaging in electoral frauds and using the military to intimidate the electorate and INEC officials in some parts of the rather than embarking on intensive campaigns to make the party known and popular in order to be voted for at the polls”, said Jerry Needam, his media adviser in a statement.
“He strongly condemned the involvement of the Army in the elections which heightened tension in the State and emboldened the APC chieftains to carry out nefarious conducts during the exercise in the State, including disrespecting State authorities, Court orders and rule of law.”
The PDP Chairman also bemoaned the assassination attempt on the Chief of Staff, Government House, Engr. Emeka Woke, the assault on the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Kenneth Kobani and other PDP leaders, who had been marked for arrest and detention by the APC- federal government, using the Army and the DSS, on spurious allegations to ensure smooth sail by the APC in the elections.