Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bro Felix Obuah has hailed the uncommon courage of members of the Party and the good people of Etche and Omuma, that ensured victory for the PDP during Saturday February 25, 2017 re-run legislative elections in the area.
The PDP Chairman described the interference and involvement of the military and men of the Nigeria Police in electoral process as worrisome, condemnable and portends great danger for Nigeria’s Democracy.
The PDP regrets that soldiers and Police men deployed to maintain peace and security in Etche invaded collation centres to stop announcement of results.
He said same evil and wicked machinations adopted in Rivers South East Senatorial District that gave a purported victory to Mr magnus Abe of the All Progressives Congress, APC. But, they were resisted by the good people of Etche.
Bro Obuah congratulated candidates of the PDP, Chief Jerome Eke, Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency and Hon Tony Ejiogu, Etche State Constituency 2 for emerging victorious, and the good people of Etche/Omuma for voting for the PDP.
The PDP described the arrest of its State Publicity Secretary, Hon Samuel Nwanosike, Hon Rowland Sekibo and other chaiftains of the PDP who were on a legal election duty as provocative, illegal, condemnable and acting out the script of a particular leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The PDP Rivers State Chapter also raises the alarm over plans by the security agencies to arrange fraudulent evidences against Hon Samuel Nwonosike, Hon Rowland Sekibo and others, to falsely implicate them.
We therefore, demand for their unconditional release without further delay, and insist that they have committed no crime, but their arrest are however political and vindictive.