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How Tom Orage was attacked by PDP thugs, mis-represented

By Ibim Semenitari
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The April 11 Governorship/House of Assembly elections said to have been conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Rivers State are still generating furore. One of such aftermath is the claim that Mr. Tom Orage, a leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State had surrendered his residence to members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who were thumb-printing ballot papers several hours after the elections had ended.

However Mr. Orage was indeed a victim of PDP's blood-thirsty goons who sought to destroy his house in Bomu, Gokana. Bormu is Ward 7, Gokana.

Last Saturday, suspected PDP hoodlums, dazed at the boldness of Orage who had challenged their rigging plots, threw Improvised Explosives Device, IEDs(dynamites) at his house. The hoodlums also threw IEDs at election venues in Ward 7, dispersing voters and subsequently carted away election materials. As a result, there was no election in the entire Ward.

Ibim Semenitari
Director, Communications