A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside has described as infantile and deceitful claims by the PDP that his party sponsored violence against itself during her campaign rally in Opobo LGA few days ago.
Dakuku in a statement yesterday, said Opobo was unarguably the most peaceful community in the state until it was desecrated by those he described as “political desperadoes.”
He said violence witnessed in Opobo was orchestrated by Gov. Wike noting that his strategies are repression, intimidation and violence.
Part of his statement reads,
“It is infantile, deceitful, and pedestrian to allege that the APC sponsored violence against itself. It is simply ridiculous. Opobo was unarguably the most peaceful community in Rivers State until it was desecrated by this political desperado. All that transpired in Opobo on January 31, 2023, has been the well-known trademark of Rivers State-sponsored political violence led by the infamous garrison commander himself.
In Rivers State, Wike and the PDP’s main strategies are repressions, intimidation, and violence.
Wike has never won a free and fair election before. He is stiff-necked and scared of competition, and in his heart of hearts, he knows his record of performance in office. It’s a shame!
“You can easily see the pattern.
Apart from Opobo, it happened in Etche, Ahoada West, Omuma, Degema, Tai, Okrika, and Port Harcourt at different times against different political actors. The method of execution is the same in all the affected places. It is disheartening that security agencies have abdicated their responsibilities. I challenge anybody with any shred of evidence that APC sponsored violence against itself to come forward.
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