Senator Abe's Shooting: We Are Vindicated - PDP
Says Abe's Incident Full of Fictions SAN FRANCISCO, January 13, 2014, (THEWILL) - The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the attack on some sections of the Gokana Council secretariat on Monday by angry youths vindicates its earlier position that the whole story surrounding the alleged shooting of the Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Magnus Abe, was dramatised and full of fictions.
The party said it noted with bitterness the level of desperation on the side of Governor Rotimi Amaechi and his allies which led them to hire thugs to cause obstructions to movement and activities along the Ogoni axis of the East-West Road early on Monday in a quest to draw attention to the alleged shooting of the Senator in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
The PDP said it is vindicated as the thugs who were promised N10,000 each on completion of their assignment on the road, by their employers, were disappointed with the payment of N1,000 each, an action that ignited the youths to vent their anger on the Gokana Council secretariat building, leading to the looting and massive damage of some sections of the building and vehicles parked around the vicinity.
According to the PDP, the thugs also in a bid to get the N10,000 each as promised, went on the trail of the Gokana Council Chairman, Mr.
Ledee Demua Ledee, and the State Commissioner of Works, Chief Victor Giadom, who the hoodlums said allegedly engaged them.
PDP also said it welcomes the resignation on Monday of the state Commissioner for Housing, Hon.
Stanley Marshall Uwom, from the Governor Amaechi's Executive Council.
The party said it believes that it is only men without courage and those who prefer to continue to act irresponsibly that will allow themselves to be tossed around by Governor Amaechi, expressing optimism that in no distant time, the governor will be left alone to hide his face in shame.
By Saint Mugaga, Abuja