- The Rivers state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised an alarm
- This is due to the killing of one of its members recently
- The party called for the intervention of the federal government
The Rivers state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised an alarm over the killing of one of its members recently.
Mr Emmanuel Obuozo was assassinated at the early hours of Wednesday, January 25. He is from Obor community in Osomini area of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area.
The APC says the killing of Obuozo is one of the several assasinations of its members all over the state.
It was learnt the APC chieftain was killed at his home where the gunmen shot sporadically to scare the residents.
Addressing reporters yesterday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, APC publicity secretary, Chris Finebone said the killing of the APC members showed the state government’s amnesty programme was dubious.
His words: “We in APC have always said Rivers state government’s amnesty programme is dubious and characteristically questionable.
“We continue to hold the opinion that government simply created the so-called amnesty to shield crooks.
“It was just to shield them from clampdown by federal security agencies by surreptitiously legitimising the criminalities perpetrated by the criminal associates who shot and killed to climb to power.”
On his part, the APC Chairman in the local government where Obuozo was murdered, Felix Ejechi said the killings required federal government’s intervention.
Ejechi said what was happening in the area was beyond the party, adding that if something urgent was not done, the situation might spread to other places.
He also called on the party’s national leadership to address the “insecurity that is threatening the unity and affecting the membership strength of the party”.
Meanwhile, gospel artist, Godswill Adiks Adikibiayeofori who was assassinated by unidentified gunmen in Rivers state on Wednesday night, December 21 was buried yesterday, January 29. .