Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council in Rivers State, Abiye Sekibo has accused the chairman of Obio Akpor Local Government Area, Hon. George Ariolu of being behind the attack on Sen. Lee Maeba’s house on the orders of Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Sekibo in a statement over the weekend said no one has a monopoly of violence, adding that the constitution guarantees freedom of assembly and association.
According to him, no individual no matter how highly placed can constrain Rivers people from making their choice freely.
He called on security agencies to rise to the occassion before the state turns into a battlefield.
Part of his statement reads,
No individual no matter his or her position can constrain the people from making their choice freely. For the avoidance of doubt, Rivers people are educated, enlightened, accommodating, and enterprising and can take political decisions for themselves no matter the level of coercion, intimidation, bullying or duress.
Section 40 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999 (As Amended) guarantees freedom of association (Right to peaceful assembly and association).
In the light of this warning by the National Security Adviser, reinforced by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba Usman, when he cautioned politicians to play by the rules ahead of the elections in 2023, the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Rivers Chapter will not tolerate continuous attack on our members by thugs sponsored by LG Chairmen on the orders of the Governor (Nyesom Wike).
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