APC claims dead persons as members in Rivers, says PDP

The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has drawn the attention of the police and other law enforcement agencies to the claims by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, that over 30 persons supposedly killed in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of the state in a cult clash are members of the APC.
A statement from the office of the state Chairman of the PDP, Bro Felix Obuah, and signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Jerry Needam, believes there may be more to Peterside’s claim than meets the eye.
More so, the statement said, concerns should be raised as the APC has gone ahead to declare one week of mourning for another nine dead persons whose identities they have also refused to make public.
The party said it has become imperative to monitor the APC’s activities more closely because it is amazing how dead persons become members of the party.
More worrisome, the PDP said, is the fact that all those dead persons claimed to be APC members were either victims of armed robberies or cult related clashes.
As it stands, the PDP stressed, the only deceased person yet to be claimed as its member by the APC is the dead man found in a Jeep belonging to Chidi Lloyd’s staff, Kehinde on his way to his master’s house, Chidi Lloyd.
While sensitizing the police on the implications of APC’s claims, the PDP also called on the APC, Peterside and outgoing Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State to stop feigning ignorance of the seeming chaotic situation in Rivers State, which include armed robberies and cult clashes if all victims of such incidents are their members.