The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the failure of Senator Magnus Abe to attend the House of Reps hearing on the army invasion and killing of some Ogoni people is as a result of guilty conscience.
Abe had frowned at the House hearing stating that: “Painfully, hundreds of Nigerians are being murdered every day…………….with no comment by the House or Speaker. Yet committees of the House of Representatives at your instance are always in Rivers State to do the bidding of the PDP.”
The PDP in a statement signed by Jerry Needam, Special adviser on media and publicity to the Rivers PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah, wondered if Abe truly wants to serve the Ogoni people in the Senate or simply for some other purpose.
“This is the position of the person that wants to represent the Ogoni people, the Rivers people as a Senator in the National Assembly.
“Has the PDP not been vindicated that someone somewhere is sacrificing the precious blood of the Ogoni men and women, youths and children on the altar of politics for political power at all cost?” The statement said.
“The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP hereby in very strong terms condemns the refusal of Mr. Magnus Abe and Mr. Barry Mpigito attend the House of Representatives Public Hearing on the action of the soldiers apparently, accepting responsibility for the army invasion of Ogonicommunities, which led to the death of innocent Ogoni sons and daughters, including pregnant women and some non-indigenes doing business in Bori, the traditional headquarters of Ogoni people.
“They may have been overwhelmed by the volume of incriminating evidences against them, as may be presented at the House of Representatives public hearing.
“The PDP is therefore vindicated in its position that Magnus Abe and Barry Mpigi were responsible for instigating the soldiers to kill their fellow Ogoni people just to advance their political interests.”