Rivers PDP al­leges ar­rest plot

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Vic­tor Edozie, Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Chap­ter of PDP says it has un­cov­ered plots hatched by the lead­er­ship of the APC in the state to in­flu­ence the ar­rest of its lead­ers ahead of the July 30 resched­uled re­run elec­tion.

The state’s pub­lic­ity sec­re­tary of the party, Sa­muel Nwanosike, in a press brief­ing in Port Harcourt, yes­ter­day, al­leged that the leader of the APC in the state, and the Min­is­ter of Trans­porta­tion, Ro­timi Amaechi, has worked out plans to use se­cu­rity agents to ar­rest and in­tim­i­date party lead­ers in the state be­fore the resched­uled elec­tions.

He al­leged that the APC stal­warts in the state were not ready to par­tic­i­pate in a free and fair elec­tion.

He said: “Dif­fer­ent plots have been de­vised to en­sure that there is no cred­i­ble elec­tion on 30th July. We have it on a good au­thor­ity that dif­fer­ent pe­ti­tions have been writ­ten, which were tar­geted at ar­rest­ing our key lead­ers across the state be­fore the sched­uled elec­tion.”

The pub­lic­ity sec­re­tary of the APC, Chris Finebone, was yet to re­spond to a text mes­sage sent to him on the is­sue at the time of fil­ing this re­port.

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