- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the clash between the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, and his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi
- The party said the alleged attack on the governor must stop
- The PDP also called on the international community to step in and observes the crisis happening in the state before it is too late
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the clash between the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, and the minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi in Port Harcourt on Saturday, November 11.
The party accused the minister of plotting to assassinate the governor.
The PDP in a statement signed by the party's head of publicity division, Chinwe Nnorom, also accused the commander of police SARS team in the state, Akin Fakorede, of being ready to lead the assassination on Wike.
Nnorom said: "The Convoy of Governor Wike was ambushed by a contingent of security apparatus led by the commander of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), in Rivers State, Mr. Akin Fakorede and supervised by Amaechi’s ADC, Mr. Debewari. These constant harrasement and attempt on the Life of Governor Wike is an open invitation to anarchy and another plan of the APC to ignite crisis against Rivers State.
The public is aware that the Minister of Transport has been making attempts on the Life of Governor Wike, and in all of the attempts, the Commander of SARS in Rivers State, Mr. Fakorede is ever ready to lead the ill-advised onslaught.
Again, we condemn this attack in very strong terms and call on President Buhari to order the immediate transfer of Mr. Fakorede of SARS out of Rivers State. Any delay in effecting this change will be taken that President Buhari is fully in charge of these ugly activities in the state," Nnorom said.
The PDP further called on the international community to take note of the chain of activities in the state against the governor.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the Rivers state police command had debunked claims by Wike that there were assassination attempts on his life.
The police also said that what transpired between the governor and his predecessor was a minor traffic incident that escalated between security aides of the duo.
The police also said that the officers involved in the rancor would be investigated and disciplined appropriately according to the letters of the police conduct.
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