Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Okrika Leaders in Rivers Ban Political Rallies

Leaders of Okrika Local Government Area have banned political rallies in their area following the incessant political crisis in their land that eventually led to the death of a policeman recently.
Spokesman of the leaders, Mathew Amabebe, who made this known to newsmen at the end of their town hall meeting, also used the medium to commiserate with the police officer who lost his life during an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship rally in the area on February 17.

“The whole town commiserates with the family of the policeman who died. Because of what has happened, there should be no rally until further notice because of the violent attitude of the parties.”
“Also, while parties are free to talk on issues, they should refrain from insulting personalities and institutions,” Amabebe said.

On his part, a former leader of Niger Delta militants, Ateke Tom said he is in support of the decision of the entire Okrikans that no political rally should take place in their land, no matter the party involved.
He said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has done its governorship rally in Okrika as well as the APC.
“The problem that engulfed that of the APC is what the people of Okrika do not want any more. When my town has spoken, I have spoken. APC and PDP, no rally in Okrika,” Tom said.

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