Monday the 7th of March was a day of blood and agony in Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress as suspected political thugs went on rampage, killing its members in some parts of the state.
In Buguma, Asari-Toru Local Government Area, an APC chieftain, Ofinije Amachree, was beaten to coma before being set ablaze.
A statement signed by the party’s state publicity secretary, Chris Finebone, reports that another member of the APC, Tubotamuno Wariso, was also attacked and beaten to death at Opobo Town, Opobo/Nkoro LGA by known PDP/Icelander cult boys.
It would be recalled that last Saturday by about 8pm, an APC Chieftain, Franklin Obi was killed and beheaded by assailants in his home. His wife and son were also killed. The killing happened less than 48 hours after late Franklin Obi, APC Ward 4 Chairman in ONELGA conducted an APC congress in Omoku Thursday March 3, 2016.
APC believes that the present killings are part of the tactics of the PDP, to scare away the APC from campaigning and participating in the forth coming legislative election re-run in the state.
The party accused the state governor, Nyesom Wike of masterminding the mayhem which he allegedly pointed to when he said the if the annulment of his election was upheld by the apex court, many people would have died.
“We are rather surprised that even with the affirmation of his election by the Supreme Court, many people are already being killed by the PDP in Rivers State because of the national and state legislative rerun elections scheduled for March 19.” the statement said.
All in the name of politics?
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