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PDP speaks on alleged attempt to assassinate governor Wike

13 November 2017

The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has ordered a probe into the Saturday clash between security details of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and those of Minister of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The SARS personnel attached to the Minister if Transportation Rotimi Amaechi Has reportedly Attacked Governor Ezenwo Wike's convoy in Rivers State.

In a statement released by Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor's media aide, the incident occurred in Nwanja Junction, Trans Amadi Road, while the governor inspected an ongoing road construction.

However, the PDP in a statement on Sunday signed by Chinwe Nnorom on behalf of the Party's National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, said that the alleged harassment and attempt on the life of governor Wike was an open invitation to anarchy and another plan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ignite crisis against Rivers state. Akin Fakorede and supervised by Amaechi's ADC, Mr. Debewari.

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"The Minister of Transportation had over 50 SARS Personnel, Soldiers and Mobile Policemen in his motorcade".

Governor Wike was not harmed, despite the attack.

In a statement by its Chairman Chief Davies Ikanya, made available by his media adviser Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the APC said: "Reports made available to us by Prince Tonye Princewill, an associate to Rt. Hon". One of the two cars conveyed security men assigned to protect the minister in Port Harcourt. These constant harrasement and attempt on the Life of Governor Wike is an open invitation to anarchy and another plan of the APC to ignite crisis against Rivers State.

Amaechi's escort details were, however, unlucky during the 3 p.m. attack, as one of them, Sgt. Eteng Ewelu was battered, with blood on his face, while the AK-47 rifle of Sgt. Princewill Ubaji was snatched while being forcibly disarmed.

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However, when Governor Wike got to the point where the incident occurred after Amaechi's vehicle had gone by, his security men blocked the road again, dragged out from a vehicle and thoroughly beat up a police man attached to protect Amaechi in Port Harcourt. "Why did these men of darkness after realising that the vehicle that the Minister was driving was a Bullet Proof resorted to hitting the jeep with the butt of their guns and in the process broke the right driving mirror and attempted to break Amaechi's windscreen and after which he pulled his pistol to kill Amaechi?"

It added that the minister eventually passed through after the intervention of the security team on ground to protect him in Port Harcourt.

"We are also calling on the International Community to take note of these chain of activity that is carefully planned by the (APC) and being executed by the Minister of Transport".

The Amaechi media office added that Wike came out of his auto, and with his security team went from one vehicle to another of Amaechi's supporters charging at them, harassing and abusing them.

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Both Wike and Amaechi, who are former allies, claim thay escaped assassination.

PDP speaks on alleged attempt to assassinate governor Wike