Rivers PDP Chairman cautions Peterside against inflammatory statements ahead of re-run elections

Posted by News Express | 2 February 2016 | 2,457 times

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The Chairman, Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bro Felix Obuah has expressed concern over consistent inflammatory statements emanating from the defeated gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Dakuku Peterside.

Obuah, in a press release, said the statements further underscore the desperation of Mr Peterside, and therefore condemnable in view of the possible consequences on the prevailing hard earned peace in the State.

The PDP Chairman alleged that Peterside during a meeting of the APC stakeholders and candidates for the National and State Assemblies re-run Elections on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at the ESI premises, No. 120 Woji Road, GRA Phase 2, Port Harcourt, boasted that all security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are working with the APC to write results and ensure that only APC candidates emerge victorious at the polls, adding that since the Supreme Court had given its judgment in favour of Governor Nyesom Wike and the PDP, the APC is now ready for war during the re-run elections.

Obuah, also, revealed that, “Although, dependable information at our disposal confirmed that some participants at the meeting which started 2.30pm and ended 4.15pm were visibly unhappy over the unfortunate provocative comments by Peterside but was however corroborated by Magnus Abe, Andrew Uchendu and Otelemaba Amachree amongst others, a development we view as most uncalled for, undemocratic and a call to anarchy.”

The Rivers PDP Chairman, in the statement, assures Peterside that the government of Rivers State under Barr Wike would not sit and watch anyone threaten the current peace being enjoyed in the State. He called on the leadership of the APC to have a rethink and to take advantage of the olive branch extended to them by the Governor and the PDP to join in building the State rather than plotting to destroy it.

According to the PDP Chairman, the wild jubilation in Opobo, the home town of Peterside over the Supreme Court judgment clearly underscores the fact that the PDP would overrun the APC in his home town in the forthcoming re-run elections.

Bro Obuah further stressed that the PDP and Rivers people would defend the victory of Barr Nyesom Wike at the Supreme Court by ensuring that all PDP candidates in the re-run elections emerge victorious and all votes jealously protected.

•Photo shows Peterside.


Source: News Express

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