The presumption that violence may massively mar the success of the 2015 election may not be far from happening.
With special focus on Rivers state, the state has witnessed about seven different bloody attacks in one-week with the bombing of APC secretariat in Okrika Local Government area as the most recent.
The APC Chairman in Okrika, Christian Asifamaka, said unknown persons used dynamite to attack the party’s office in Abam-Ama in the early hours of the day.
According to him, “The explosion which occurred at 3:14 a.m. destroyed our secretariat building, bringing down the walls.
“The damage was quite extensive with the chairman’s office being the worst hit,” Mr. Asifamaka said.
He said the party viewed the latest attack as a deliberate provocation by its opponents to draw it into a battle that would destabilise the local government.
He said that in spite of the attack, the party would tow the path of peace in the interest of the people of the area.
It would be recalled that the Rivers State Police Command has already confirmed the incident.
The Spokesman of the Command, Ahmad mohammad had in an SMS told our correspondent that “I am aware of the incident at Okrika, but the information at my disposal is sketchy”, adding that no arrest has been made.
Another report emerged later on the same day that six members of the All Progressives Congress in Rumueme community, Obio-Akpor Local Government area of Rivers state were now critically lying in the hospital with different degree of injuries at the Kelsey Harrison Hospital.
The Newswriter gathered that the APC members were holding their party meeting at Rumueme on Saturday night when suspected hoodlums invaded the premises with dangerous weapons to attack the APC members.
One of the injured APC members who spoke to our correspondent fingered the former Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Council, Timothy Nsirim of sponsoring the thugs that unleashed the mayhem.
However, the APC House of Representatives candidate in Obio/Akpor Local Government constituency, Tony Okocha revealed that two members of the APC members who where attacked were still missing and yet to be located.
Okocha also accused the PDP and the former Obio/Akpor council Boss, Timothy Nsirim of being behind the dastardly act, recalling that the former Obio/Akpor council Boss, Timothy Nsirim has assaulted him in the same manner on January 3, 2015