The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for an immediate arrest and prosecution of the Minister of Transportation and former governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in last year’s guber election, Dr Dakuku Peterside, and Senator Magnus Abe over violence that occurred during Saturday’ s poll in Rivers state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the chairman of the Rivers State chapter of the PDP, Bro. Felix Obuah.
Obuah accused the APC leaders, alongside Jukaye Flag Amachree and others of masterminding the violence, killings and various electoral malpractices in some parts of the State.
The PDP chairman demanded the arrest and prosecution of Mr. Barry Mpigi for hijacking electoral materials in Tai LGA to his home town, Koroma, with the aid of the military, and accused the former Commissioner for Youth in the State, Mr. Felix Nwaeke, of conniving with an Army captain, and absconding with all electoral materials for ward 2, Obeakpu, in Oyigbo LGA.
The party said the involvement of the military emboldened the APC chieftains to carry out nefarious conducts during the exercise in the state.
The PDP Chairman bemoaned the assassination attempt on the Chief of Staff, Government House, Engr. Emeka Woke, the assault on the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Kenneth Kobani and other PDP leaders, who had been marked for arrest and detention by the APC- federal government.