The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) members of killing two of its (PDP) members in two separate incidents in the state.
The PDP, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Saturday alleged that APC members last Friday shot and killed two members of the PDP, Hon. Hope George and Friday Mbadee Onura.
However, the APC has described accusations that its members shot and killed two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members as wild, unfounded, spurious and mere hogwash.
According to the statement issued on behalf of the PDP State Chairman, Felix Obuah, by his Special Adviser, Jerry Needam, “Members of the APC opened fire on a vehicle which had the member representing Ogu/Bolo in the House of Representatives, Hon. Bright Tamuno Gogo; Rivers State House of Assembly Candidate, Datorudimabo Adams and the immediate past councillor of Okrika Local Government council, Hon Hope George as occupants.
“Hon. Hope George died, while others, including Hon. Bright Gogo, sustained various degrees of gunshot wounds and are receiving treatment in the hospital.” Obuah said the victims were on their way to attend the governorship rally of the PDP in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State when they were attacked.
According to him, “About same time on Friday January 9 members of Eleme local government Area chapter of the APC, led by Isaac Obee, shot and killed PDP stalwart dead, Friday Mbadee Onura while others are in critical condition in various hospitals following gunshot wounds they sustained during the attack.”
He accused the state Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, and key officers of the APC of inciting criminals against members of the PDP.