Rivers APC Youths Protest Destruction Of Party Office, Attack On Members

Hundreds of youths, led by the APC leader in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Tony Okocha, on Monday protested the destruction of their party’s office in Okirika, Rivers State, to the state police command, in Port Harcourt.
An unidentified man was said to have bombed the party office with a dynamite on Sunday. The party members also expressed disapproval of the machete  attack on three of their members in Obio\Akpor.
The protesters, at about 8 a.m on Monday marched on the state police headquarters, bearing placards with different inscriptions like ‘We want Police Protection in Obio/Akpo,’ ‘This one is not democracy, it is dictatorship,’ ‘Police supervised manhandling of APC members in Rumuolumeni,’ ‘Are APC members in Obio/Akpor not Nigerians?; ‘Police aiding PDP thugs in Obio/Akpor.’
Okorocha, who addressed the State Commissioner of Police, Dan Bature, stated their mission to the police.
He said, “Before now, the people of Obio/Akpor in APC believed that the police were in league with the PDP; that was before you (Bature) came on board. We are happy that so far, you have shown that you are a professional.
He added that “We (APC) in Obio/Akpo assure you that we will not be violent. The whole idea of a political party is for you to sell your ideas and philosophies to the public in a peaceful way in other to win elections and a form a government.
“We are not in the business of destroying billboards and campaign materials. So, let them (PDP) desist from destroying ours and attacking our members. That is why we came to formally complain to you.”
Responding, the police commissioner assured of fairness to all political parties prior to the elections.

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