PDP Demands a Comprehensive Investigation into Explosion Attack on Wike's Father's Church





The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded for a comprehensive investigation into the Saturday’s explosion attack on the Christian Universal Church in Port Harcourt steered by father of River state Governor, Nyesom Wike.
The PDP said it is disturbed by the intentions of the attackers in detonating an explosive in a religious place particularly given the large number of persons that usually gather at such places. 

The party in a statement issued by it's National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said the attack was well planned and targeted to cause harm to worshippers and persons close to Governor Wike, particularly, his father. 

The stressed that the attack would have been averted if state or community policing was functional in the country.

"While we demand for a thorough investigation into the attack as well as prosecution of all those involved, we hold, as a party, that the time has come, more than ever in our contemporary history, for the amendment of our extant laws to allow state governors to be in charge of the security of their respective states.

"We restate our call for the amendment of relevant sections of the 1999 constitution (as emended) to allow states more control of security issues in their respective domains," the statement read in part.

The party commended River people for their alertness, which led to the arrest of the attackers. 

"Such courageous act by the people also points to the need to allow greater participation of communities and state governments in the handling of security issues in their environment", it stressed.





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