Rivers crisis: Amaechi is a kidnapper, says PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, of masterminding the kidnap of the Chairman of the party in Port Harcourt Local Government Area, Mr. Ikechi Chinda, a former member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Chinyere Igwe and Mr. Allwell Ihunda.
The Rivers State Chairman of the party, Mr. Felix Obuah, said the three members of the party were abducted by unidentified gunmen at about 8pm on Wednesday around Eagle Island axis of Port Harcourt.
Obuah, who spoke with newsmen at the state PDP secretariat on Thursday, alleged that Amaechi and the All Progressives Congress-led government were responsible for the kidnap of the party members.
He expressed surprise that the governor was playing politics with the security of lives and property and branding his political opponents his worst enemies.
Obuah said, 'After a very careful examination of the circumstances surrounding the abduction of our party leaders, the party believes that the abduction was masterminded by Amaechi and the APC-led government in the state.
In her response, the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, described the PDP as insensitive for playing politics with the lives of their members.
Semenitari said the state government condemned the abduction of three members of the PDP and appealed to the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin, to ensure the release of the victims and arrest of those behind the act.
Reacting to the abduction of the three PDP members, the state Commissioner of Police said the State Police Command was aware of the incident and was working round the clock to ensure the release of the victims and arrest of those behind the act. - Punch.