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Attacks on members: Rivers APC wants international probe

It also called on other humanitarian and democratic organisations as well as institutions to set up a high-powered election monitoring networks and processes to monitor the elections in Rivers State as to avert unnecessary bloodbath, which may cripple the already weakened economy.
Addressing a world press conference yesterday, state chairman of the party, Dr Davis Ikanya, and the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Dakuku Peterside, said the call has become necessary based on series of violent attacks unleashed on its members allegedly by PDP.
Ikanya, who displayed video clips of series of attacks unleashed on APC members in the state to journalists, said PDP in the state has established its machinery for violence, which has come in form of attacks on its members.
He said: “The PDP, having established its machinery for violence, now began to unleash mayhem in the form of physical attacks on the APC members, killing and causing grievous bodily harm on our members across the state, destroying properties worth millions of naira in the process.
He maintained that “perhaps, the most brazen of all the attacks took place in the early morning of flag-off of the APC presidential campaign in Port Harcourt.
Two different sets of gunmen attacked buses conveying APC supporters from different parts of Rivers State to Port Harcourt,” he said.
Speaking separately, Peterside and Senator Magnus Abe who represents Rivers South East in the Senate, absolved APC members of all the violent attacks in the state.
However, the state’s PDP secretary, Walter Ibibia, said most of the attacks visited on APC members in the state were carried out by the APC so as to whip up sentiments.

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