PDP Speaks On Port Harcourt Court Attack




National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the party, Emmanuel Ogidi, told News Agency of Nigeria today in Abuja that all adherents of  democracy in the country were shocked at the incident.


People Democratic Party leadership in the South-South has described Friday’s violent attack on a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers, as direct assault on democracy.

National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the party, Emmanuel Ogidi, told News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja that all adherents of  democracy in the country were shocked at the incident.

Ogidi said: “The attack is a direct assault on our democracy, for a factionalised party to go and lock the premises of the judiciary. It is a coup against democracy and it is unacceptable.

“What is going on in the country is already wild; the killings and bloodletting are unacceptable to us in PDP.

“I was in Port-Harcourt that day, you need to be there and hear gun shots. Everybody was scared.’’

Ogidi said that it was also worrisome that the police was believed to have joined the factionalised members of the All Progressives Congress to lock the court premise.

He advised the security agencies, especially the police, never to take side on matters, particularly as 2019 elections are approaching.

He said: “The security agencies should realise that the oat they took is to ensure that there is peace in the country, protect lives and property of Nigerians, and not for a particular party or persons.”

Ogidi also condemned the violence witnessed during the APC ward and state congresses across the country, saying that the act was becoming threat to citizens’ lives and constituted a bad omen for the nation’s democracy.


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