The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State chapter has sent a Save Our Souls (SOS) message to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, following what the party said is a plot by the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to embark on the killing of some selected leaders of Rivers APC by Friday, 5th February, 2016.
“Credible information available to us indicate that the ruling party in the state is contemplating eliminating APC leaders in the state before the rerun elections into the National and State Assemblies so as to make the coast easy for PDP during the said rerun elections.
“Our informants have warned us to be on our guard as Rivers PDP has come to see the recent Supreme Court ruling affirming Chief Nyesom Wike as the duly elected governor of Rivers State despite the killing of over 100 APC members during the March and April 2015 elections that controversially produced Wike as governor.
“This, to Rivers APC leader, has been interpreted to mean that they can kill and install their members into the Senate, House of Representatives and State Assembly and the courts would in the end affirm their election,” APC said.
Dr. Davis Ikanya, the state chairman of the APC declared that “this misrepresentation of the Supreme Court judgment by the PDP henchmen in Rivers State is not only sad but also very unfortunate”, and warned “further killing of our members by PDP because of election will no longer be acceptable to us.”
The APC chieftain called on the Inspector General of Police to come to the aid of the party leaders as a matter of urgency by deploying enough police men “to save us from the hands of these misguided demented fellows that feel that leadership can be obtained only through the shedding of the blood of innocent souls.”
The statement urged Rivers APC supporters not to be intimidated but to continue with the mobilisation drive while expressing confidence in the security organs and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide a level playing ground during the weekend’s rerun elections in the state.
The party called on its supporters to come out en masse to vote for all the APC candidates during the rerun elections.


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