RIVERS State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded full and unreserved apology from the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in the 2015 election and Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Mr. Dakuku Peterside. The demand is as a result of alleged false accusation against the person of the State Chairman of PDP, Felix Obuah, that Obuah attempted to inject poisonous substances on one Atonyesia Peterside, (Dakuku Peterside’s cousin), who was arrested for printing fake Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, result sheets and other sensitive electoral materials in preparation for the rescheduled re-run legislative elections in the state on December 10, 2016. In a statement from the office of the PDP Chairman, the party gave Mr. Dakuku Peterside 48 hours to comply with its demand or face legal action. The party said it considered the action of Dakuku Peterside as an affront, criminal libel, height of disrespect, defamation of the character of Obuah, and an act capable of causing breach of the peace in the state, noting that it took the respected PDP Chairman, many years to build the name and integrity, so dearly cherished by people within and outside the state, and would be unfair allowing Mr. Dakuku Peterside, whose childish and premature attitude made him to tell the world that he came from a family of warriors, rather than a responsible background, to cause such aspersion on a man of high esteem and virtues. “Mr. Dakuku Adol Peterside’s false accusation against Bro. Felix Obuah is unacceptable. We are talking about the Chairman of the PDP in Rivers State; a man with a high pedigree and unflinching integrity; a man who would not hurt a fly, talk of plotting to take someone’s life”, the party stated. The PDP frowned at Mr. Peterside’s constant uncivilised attitude and for defaming the character of Obuah.

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