Posted by News Express | 5 January 2017 | 2,038 times
As Ogonis successfully marked 2017 Ogoni Day on Wednesday, the Chairman, Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bro. Felix Obuah, described those who used army, other security agencies and armed political thugs to hijack election materials and rigged the December 10, 2016 re-run elections in the area as the real enemies of Ogoni people.
Bro. Obuah in a press statement issued on Wednesday in Port Harcourt urged the people of Ogoni to be vigilant, as these same persons would in the coming days, also hijack the process of the Ogoni Clean-Up, and divert for their private use part of the $1 billion Clean-Up project fund to recover their political campaign expenses.
The statement also said he “regretted that several Ogoni sons and daughters have been killed by desperate All Progressives Congress (APC) politicians in the area, to win elections.”
The PDP Chairman called on Ogonis to reflect on “those killed and the manner the military and other security agencies hijacked election materials and rigged elections in favour of the APC candidates in the area with a view to appropriately label them real enemies of the Ogoni people.”
He congratulated the people of Ogoni on the 2017 successful Ogoni Day Celebration and the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) for sustaining the quest for a better Ogoni.
Bro. Obuah also disclosed that the PDP has gone to the Elections Petitions Tribunal to challenge the declarations of Magnus Abe, Senator Representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, Maurice Pronem of Khana/Gokana Federal Constituency, Barry Mpigi of Tai/Eleme/Oyigbo Federal Constituency, Innocent Barikor of Gokana State Constituency, Friday Nke-ee of Khana State Constituency 2, Tai and Eleme State Constituencies respectively, as winners of the December 10, 2016 re-run elections, “following the use of the Army and other security agencies and armed thugs to hijack election materials and rig the elections in their favour.”