By Davies Iheamnachor
PORT HARCOURT—Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State has threatened to drag the Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, Chief Davies Ikanya, to court over what it termed inflammatory statement aimed at demeaning the image of Governor Nyesom Wike.
PDP handed down the threat, yesterday, while reacting to a statement by Ikanya that Wike should take responsibility for the killing of a chieftain of the APC in Gokana Local Government Area of the state, Boris Neenwi, who was killed by gunmen, Monday.
Ikanya had said that “Neenwi is a strong ally of Senator Magnus Abe and staunch APC member. Until his assassination, the late Neenwi was a known critic of Wike and his ex-militant leader and collaborator, Solomon Ndigbara, who also hails from Yeghe community.”
Ikanya had said that Wike and his alleged ally were responsible for the killing of Neenwi and his companions in Nonwa Tai.
Reacting, the Publicity Secretary of PDP in the state, Mr. Samuel Nwanosike, described the accusation as irresponsible and capable of bringing about a breakdown of law and order in the state.
Nwanosike said: “We will take every step to press legal charges against Ikanya, so that he will know how to conduct himself in a democratic environment. We are going to press charges against him to serve as a deterrent to anybody that will want to overheat the polity in the state.
“We are calling on the security to do a thorough investigation into the killings in the state and make the report open for once so that the reports and accusations by the Chairman of APC will come to an end.
“It is unfortunate that Iknaya has shown lack of capacity to be the chairman of a political party in the state. How will the governor of the state connive with Solomon Ndigbara to take the life of any person?”