The All Progressives Congress on Sunday unleashed terror on some members of the Peoples Democratic Party at Agudama-Ekpetiama in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, leaving two of its members critically injured.
Condemning the attack in a statement made available to newsmen in Yenagoa on Sunday night, the Director of Publicity of the Restoration Campaign Organization, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite, described the attack as barbaric, most unacceptable.
Obuebite said it is one attack too many
Obuebite in a signed statement said the APC thugs, allegedly led by one Weri Digifa, a well known thug in the area and loyal to a former Deputy Governor, Werinipre Seibarugu, mobilized his thugs under the cover of darkness, supported by three armed soldiers who acted as his bodyguards, as they pounced on the defenceless members of the PDP, shortly after the campaign team of Governor Seriake Dickson left the community.
Digifa, allegedly acting on the instruction of his godfather, Seibarugu, who was believed to be irked by the defection of over 2,000 of APC’s members to the PDP, swiftly moved in a commando like manner and heavily descended on the PDP members who ran for their dear lives through the swampy bushes.
Two of them were not so lucky as they were beaten to pulp.
The injured members, whose condition are said to be critical, are at the moment receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
Beyond inflicting severe bodily injuries on their victims, the APC thugs also went on rampage in the community destroying properties belonging to PDP members.
The properties were said to be worth millions of naira.
Describing the development as grossly barbaric and highly condemnable, Obuebite said the attacks lent credence to the PDP’s earlier position that the APC as a party was not ready for election in the state, rather it plans to plunge the state into another round of crisis that will compel the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency, which in their view, will result in the removal of the governor.
Obuebite, therefore, stressed the need for the security operatives to beam its searchlight on the chieftains of the APC and their activities in the state.