Decries Arrest of Hon. Greg Nwidam’s Relatives As Dum Nwite’s PA Is Beaten To Coma
…Wants IG, Army Authorities To Call Their Men To Order
The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Bro. Felix Obuah has called for the immediate arrest of Mr. Derrick Mene, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director of Finance and Administration of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) over reported cases of hijack of electoral materials by Mr. Mene at Wiiyaakara, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The Chairman also disclosed that Mr. Mene has arrested the driver and three relatives of the former Chairman of Khana Local Government Area, Hon. Greg Bariledum Nwidam.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the State PDP Chairman on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam said Mr. Derrick Mene, with the connivance of security agencies stationed along the road at School to Land axis of Wiiyaakara, hijacked materials meant for Wards 8, 9, 18 and other wards.
Bro. Obuah said Mr. Mene took the hijacked materials to his hotel at Wiiyaakara where they are currently thump-printing and writing results, calling on the Inspector-General of Police and the army authorities to move in immediately and recover those materials.
Bro. Obuah said the PDP calls for the outright cancellation of results in those affected Wards and Units in Khana Local Government Area.
“This is shameful, criminal, barbaric and shameful”, Obuah said, adding that Derrick Mene is using policemen attached to NDDC to terrorize Khana LGA, even as he is personally going with those police and army to arrest PDP chieftains and taking them to SARS.
The PDP also said that information available to the party indicate that Mr. Derrick Mene is now going about with masked thugs in military and police camouflage.
“He is going in and out of the INEC office in Bori without hindrance and directing them what to do. He has hijacked materials meant for almost all the Wards in Ken Khana, Nyokhana and Babbe Districts of Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Bro. Obuah also revealed that Mr. Mene lead a group of policemen, army and hired thugs looking for the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Projects, Hon. Cyril Dum Wite, adding that when he could not find him, he arrested his Personal Assistant, beat him to a state of coma and took the man to his hotel at Wiiyaakara and demanded to know the whereabouts of Hon. Wite.
The PDP therefore calls on the Inspector General of Police, who openly told Rivers people that he was going to be neutral, to save and restore the credibility of the election by ordering his men to desist from this embarrassing situation, which has never happened in the history of elections in Nigeria.
The party also called on the army authorities to wade in before a generation of Rivers people are wiped away.
While further condemning the sad and barbaric actions of Mr. Derrick Mene, the PDP Chairman called on the media, international community and all civil society organizations to come to the rescue of the party.