Clashes erupted in Omuma Local Government Area of Rivers State today (Saturday), after a group accused a police orderly attached to the chairman of the council, Emeka Wogu, of shooting the bill board of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state led by Wogu, expressed their worries to journalists about what they called the use of ‘federal might’ by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to intimidate and harass supporters of the APC.
APC members alleged that the latest victim is the Omuma Local Council chairman, who claimed he was treated like a common criminal for the misconduct of a police orderly on assignment with his wife.
The chairman claimed that he suffered an ordeal in the hands of a PDP member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Kelechi Wogu.
However, Kelechi told journalists that he had no regrets for his actions,stating that he only reported the matter to the police.
For him, it is the APC that is intimidating the PDP in the state and not the other way round.
The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, confirmed the incident but declined further comments.
Some of the PDP members are accusing the police of being partisan and they had reiterated that, as the 2015 general elections approach the challenge for the police was to enforce law and order without being partisan, a situation that many hope will not be a tall order.