We are not a violent political party – PDP
The PDP says it has nothing to do with a so-called explosion which purportedly occurred at the venue of a, rally organised by the APC in Port Harcourt.
The Director of Publicity and Communications of the Rivers PDP Campaign Council, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke, said in a swift reaction to claims made by the APC at a news conference that the PDP has no knowledge of whatever happened at the rally.
“The Police in Rivers State has already issued a clarification. The force has explained that no other political party came anywhere near the venue of the APC rally.
“The Police has further explained that there was a rift over money paid by the APC to the Rumuwoji community where the rally held.
“It is surprising that after the Police offered a comprehensive explanation on the matter, the APC will address the press to reel out accusations that are based on falsehood.
“You see, we are a peaceful political party. We understand our mission. We believe that everyone has a right to campaign.
“We have insisted, and continue to insist, on issue based campaigns. So, how can the APC accuse us of detonating an improvised explosive at the venue of their rally after the Police has waded into the matter?
“There is a limit to reliance on incoherent propaganda. No amount of name calling can change the truth, intimidate the PDP or deceive the people.
“Our independent investigation shows that neither the current Chairman of Port Harcourt City Local Government nor his predecessor in office named by the APC in its press briefing was anywhere near the venue of the rally.
“This people in the APC are very desperate. They are confused and they are talking and acting as thugs.
“There is nothing that they would not do to gain cheap popularity by deliberately spreading falsehood.”
The PDP urged Rivers people to ignore the false allegation, saying the PDP has everything that it needs to win free and fair elections.
Chief Ogbonna Nwuke,
Director, Directorate of
Publicity & Communications