|Late Chief Aduba|
RIVERS State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has vowed that those involved in the killing of supporter of the All Progressive Congress in the state during the electioneering period will be punished.Amaechi made this vow when he paid a condolence visit to the family of late former council chairman of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, Chief Christopher Adube in Obirikom.
Adube was murdered by gunmen alongside three of his children, his younger brother, lyke Ikechukwu, and his two gatemen at his residence in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area.
Two of the late former council chairman’s children, who sustained gunshot injuries, are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
Amaechi assured the bereaved family that his administration would fish out the killers and prosecute them accordingly.
He said, “All those responsible for this bloody act will pay for it. This kind of killing of APC supporters has gone beyond political violence.
“Why should politicians go beyond politicking and try to take anybody’s life? They will pay for this; I promise to fish out the culprits.”
On his door-to-door sensitization tour to wards in Khana Local Government Area, Amaechi said votes for April 11, 2015 governorship elections in the state would count at every polling units.
Amaechi, who addressed the crowd of APC supporters in Bani, Bean Ken-Khana, Kaani-babee, Nwiyakara, Kono-Boue, Uegwere-Boue, Zaakpor, Kaani and Opu-oko communities, frowned on the alleged rigging of the last presidential election by the Peoples Democratic Party.
He warned that any criminally-minded person who attempted to deprive Rivers people from exercising their franchise would be made to face the law.
“We are all eye witnesses to what happened during the last presidential election where the Peoples Democratic Party carried out electoral fraud with INEC officers and the Police.
“But now, the police or the military will not harass you again. I came to thank you all for refusing to vote without result sheets last Saturday , March 28.
“I called one of my friends in the Army and cautioned him about the last election and the victory of Buhari, he told me that, ‘Sir, parade has changed gear’.
“What it means is that supporters of APC will no longer be molested and harassed by the police or the military. Everybody can come out and exercise their franchise.
“Ensure that, your party agents are at every polling unit, at least 50 persons per unit, wait after accreditation and voting before allowing the party agents to follow the results to the collection centres,” Amaechi said.
He urged the people of the state to turn out enmasse for the governorship election on Saturday and vote for the candidate of the APC, Dr. Dakuku Peterside.