An unknown persons have attacked the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Abam Ama, Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State and blown it up with dynamites, just as three party members in Rumueme, in Obio/Akpor local government area were inflicted with machete cuts while preparing for a rally.
One of the APC member sustained an injury. Photo below
According to Christian Asifamaka, party chairman for Okrika, the assailants attacked the secretariat with dynamites at about 3.14 am, and destroyed it with the chairman’s office being worst hit.
“In the early hours of Sunday, January 11, 2015, some unknown persons threw dynamites into the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress in Abam Ama, Okrika Local Government Area.
“The explosion which occurred at 3:14 am, demolished the walls. The damage was quite extensive with the Chairman’s office being the worst hit.
“The All Progressives Congress in Okrika views this latest attack as a deliberate provocation by our opponents, the People’s Democratic Party to draw the APC into a battle that would destabilise our beloved local government area. This is unfortunate and the APC would not allow Okrika to become a hotbed of crises as the PDP wishes.
Asifamaka added, “We, as Okrika people, know what political crises had cost us in the past. Our local government area has always been the worst hit during politics. Our young children are the ones they use as cannon fodder. We know this and, as a party, have resolved to tow only the path of peace in the interest of our land and children.”
He alleged that “The PDP’s resort to violence is due to the fact that they know that Okrika people have rejected them because of their inability to attract any meaningful development to the local government area.
Source: Nigeria Daily times news