*condemns assassination attempt on former lawmakers
Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has called on the electorate in the state to emulate the people of Tai Constituency by overwhelmingly casting their
votes for the party in the forthcoming rerun elections in the state.
Ikanya said by so doing, the electorate would have taken one more step towards saving the state from the grip of the callous and bloodthirsty Peoples in other parties.
The party Chairman who was reacting to the declaration, earlier this week by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the result of Tai in the March 19, 2016 rerun legislative election remains
valid, said the decision has effectively terminated PDP’s attempts to truncate the people’s mandate freely given to APC.
“We remain resolute that the good people of Tai have set in motion the chain of events to end the reign of terror, maladministration and savagery associated with the ill-fated PDP in Rivers State,” he said.
He said the call to emulate the Tai people in this regard becomes imperative now that the Rivers State government has licensed killing in Rivers State, based on the statement credited to Dr. Austin Tam-George, Rivers State Commissioner for Information & Communication that “The ongoing killings in Rivers State is a normal thing…”
“Rivers APC commended INEC for this boldness in the face of threat, intimidation and harassment by the blood thirsty PDP and Rivers State Government under the watch of Chief Nyesom Wike.”
The party also condemned the attack and burning of the home of former leader of Rivers state house assembly, Dr Chidi Lloyd in Akpabu Community of Emohua Local Government Area by suspects it alleged to be PDP agents.