The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA, of Rivers State, Chief Lucky Ajie (Idu), was reportedly assassinated on Thursday by unknown gunmen in his country home, Okposi, on Thursday. According to The Whistle, chief Ajie was trailed and shot dead by assassins as he entered his compound.
Former chief of staff OF ONELGA Council, Mr Chijioke Ejebide, who confirmed the incident while on visit to the family of the chieftain to commiserate with them, said he received the news of the murder with rude shock. Ejebide, therefore, called on the police to investigate the murder and bring the culprits to book.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised alarm over alleged renewed politically motivated killings of its party members in the state. Speaking at a press conference held at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja, the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the APC, Segun Oni, berated the continued spate of politically-motivated killings, intimidation and persecution of APC members in Rivers State under the watch of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He also decried an alleged level of impunity in the Rivers State House of Assembly, stating that despite a December 23, 2015 Court of Appeal ruling upholding the election of an APC member, Victoria Wobo Nyeche, to represent Port Harcourt 1 Constituency of Rivers State and a Certificate of Return issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) thereafter, the Rivers State House of Assembly has refused to administer Oath-of-Office to her.
Chairman of APC in Rivers State, Davies Ibiamu, has also accused the governor, Wike of running a parallel country in the State saying the governor has been running the state with his own trained army, adding that the PDP led government in the state is also using the police to witch-hunt and harassed their perceived political enemies in the APC.