Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
The chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Rivers State chapter, Bro Felix Obuah, says he is disappointed on continued show of disrespect for the law and breach of public peace by members of the All Progressives Congress.(APC).
They called on police to immediately arrest Dakuku Peterside, Magnus Abe, Andrew Uchendu and other leaders of the party in the State.
The PDP chairman, in a statement signed by Jerry Needam, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity said the event which was tagged, ‘Rivers Black Day,’ organized by the APC, is a clear demonstration of impunity, and disposition to cause crisis in the state.
Obuah said the PDP is aware of the following violence associated with public demonstrations in the State, adding that the Rivers State government, in collaboration with the State security agencies, placed a ban on all forms of public protest.
He wondered why in spite of the subsisting order, the APC leaders still went ahead to organize such procession in the State. “This, to us, a flagrant disobedience and disregard for the law and State authorities, and should not be taken for granted.”
“It is also a cause of concern that the remembrance event is being held this period and on this date, which in no way, was not the date the alleged deaths took place. It is therefore, an undisputed fact that organizers of the event deceitfully dressed up a public procession to make a cheap political points by blackmailing the PDP in the State.”