APC Absolves Self, Rivers Govt. of Complicity in Kidnapping, Murder; Blames Rivers PDP Chairman

Source: pointblanknews.com

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State says it has learnt

with shock of the allegation by the factional Chairman of the Peoples

Democratic Party (PDP) in the State, Mr. Felix Obuah, that the Rivers

State Government and the APC leadership have a hand in the allege

kidnapping of three PDP chieftains and killing of one other person.

The abducted men include the Port Harcourt Local Government PDP Chairman,

Ikechi Chinda; a former member of the House of Representatives

representing Port Harcourt Federal Constituency I, Hon Chinyere Igwe; and

Alwell Ihunda.
In a press statement to NF-Reports on the night of 27 Feb. 2014, by the

Senior Special Aide on Media and Public Affairs to the Interim State

Chairman, APC Rivers State, Chief Eze Chukwumeka Emeka said: “We consider

this allegation not only very unfortunate but also unbecoming of a fellow

who claims to be a party leader”.
“Those who know the antecedents of Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and

the Rivers State Government under his watch can testify to his abhorrence

for violence, including the unholy acts of kidnapping and militancy – not

to talk of murder! It is a well-known fact that the Amaechi administration

did everything humanly possible to eradicate the menace of militancy and

kidnapping from Rivers State and that it succeeded in doing so until the

likes of Mr. Obuah came on board promoting both militancy and kidnapping

as part of their satanic strategy to make the state ungovernable due to

their political differences with Amaechi This fact is well known to every

keen follower of events in Rivers State.
“It is, therefore, diversionary for Mr. Obuah, who played a key role in

bringing back insecurity to Rivers State, to turn around to accuse the

Amaechi administration in this regard. We urge Mr. Obuh to apologise to

Gov. Amaechi and Rivers APC leadership within 48 hours or we may feel

compelled to explore legal options available to us in this regard. He

should also assist the police to unravel the circumstances behind the

alleged kidnapping and murder since he obviously knows much about these

criminal acts.
“Though this act maybe a ploy to protest the removal of CP Mbu from Rivers

State by the PDP faithful seeing that CP Mbu was one of their prized

members and introduction of the type of Government they intend to run in

Rivers State if they take over the reins of governance in Rivers State

come 2015 but now that we have come to terms to their level of frustration

we will ensure that such a group will never taste power anymore in Rivers

“Finally, let us state unequivocally that neither Rivers APC nor Gov.

Amaechi and his administration know anything about the alleged kidnapping

and murder. We will never be involved in any act that will bring sorrow to

even our greatest political enemy or enemies, not to talk of aiding

kidnapping of anybody for whatever reason! We urge the Police to

investigate Mr. Obuah and find out from him why and how these people were

kidnapped as both the Rivers State Government and APC leadership have

nothing to do with this”.