Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The Rivers State chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) has accused the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the state led by Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike of insensitivity and deceit for setting up Judicial Commission of enquiry to probe only the recent killing leaving the massacre that took place in 2015 general election in Rivers State.
The APC Deputy State chairman in the state, Prince Peter Odike while addressing journalists yesterday at the party secretariat in old GRA, Port Harcourt, the state capital, said if wike is sincere over the probe he should start from the killing that took place in 2015 and not on the rerun election .
Odike said Wike’s judicial Commission of inquiry is an unresponsiveness on the part of the present administration to attempt to hoodwink Rivers people by trying to sweep the massive political motivated killing that took place before, during and after 2015 general election.
He said any probe on political motivated killing in Rivers State that did not include the killing that took place in April 3rd 2015 when Christopher Adube and his entire family were massacred and other killing that took place in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni of Rivers State is a deceit.
Odike said: “Governor Wike’s Judicial Commission of enquiry is another demonstration of insensitivity to the plights of the Rivers people. He (Wike) is limiting the enquiry into political killings in the state to the just concluded March 19th rerun election; this is nothing but a sham.
“Any responsible government should know that issues bordering on gruesome termination of human lives cannot be treated with kid gloves nor subjected to selfish political caprice. We want to know the justification of limiting the probe to rerun election when many people were murdered in 2015 elections.”
Effort to reach Simeon Nwakaudu, the Special Assistant to governor Wike on Electronic media and Samuel Nwanosike, the Assistant Publicity Secretary of PDP in the state to respond on the allegations proves abortive.
A text message detailing the issue at hand was also forwarded to their phone lines, but they could not reply as at the press time.