BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME
PORT HARCOURT—ANOTHER twin explosion yesterday rocked Buguma, headquarters of Asaritoru Local Government Area, causing panic and tension.
The incident occurred in the evening during the inauguration of Asaritoru local government wing of Save Rivers Movement, at the Kalabari National College, KNC, premises.
When contacted for comment, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, said he was not aware of the development.
It will be recalled that last week, explosives were hurled at the state deputy governor’s wing of Government House, Port Harcourt, a development that reportedly shattered the windscreen of some vehicles.
Barely twenty four hours after the incident at the deputy governor’s office, another explosion was reported at the official car park of Justice C. Wali in Ahoada East Local Government Area.
This incident came barely 48 hours after Justice Wali delivered a verdict stopping a member of the state House of Assembly, Evans Bipi, from parading as speaker of the state House of Assembly.
Yesterday’s twin explosion at the KNC premises did not abort the inauguration of the Save Rivers Movement in the local government as it still went on smoothly after the panic generated by the incident had died down.
State Chairman of the SRM, Mr. Charles Ahonu, said the body would align with the All Progressives Congress, APC, describing it as the only party that could lead the state out of the woods.
He said they were in the local government to inaugurate the wing of the SRM, adding that they were convinced in the ability of the APC to take the state to greater heights.
Interim chairman of the state chapter of the APC, Davies Ikanya, said Kalabari people had dumped the PDP for the APC in the state.
Ikanya, who was chairman of the event, said the APC had also swept all parts of the state.
He said the mother of all rallies of the APC would hold in the state today at the Liberation stadium, Port Harcourt.
Governor Chibuike Amaechi, members of the National Assembly in the party, the state legislators are among those he said would be in attendance.