By Jimitota Onoyume
MEMBER representing Ogu Bolo State Constituency in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon Evans Bipi has challenged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the party to show convincing proof that he led assailants who detonated explosives and fired live bullets to disrupt a rally of the APC in Okrika on Tuesday.
Bipi who addressed newsmen yesterday in Port Harcourt, challenged them to upload their evidence to the Internet if they had any, stressing that he was in Bayelsa to commiserate with families of the female members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who perished last weekend. The members had been killed in an auto crash on their way from a visit to the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan in Okrika.
He said it was unfortunate that leaders of a political party could make weighty allegations they can’t substantiate, alleging that it showed the disruption was stage managed by the APC to win sympathy from Okrika.
“My name is Evans Bipi. Anybody can be accused until the contrary is proven. Nobody has said he saw me except one person (name witheld). He denied the allegation yesterday on a television station. He said he did not see me. That goes to vindicate me.”
That tells the world that the shooting was stage managed by the APC to enjoy sympathy from Okrika. But the Okrikans have spoken. They have made it clear that they will not dump their inlaw, Dr Goodluck Jonathan and their daughter. President Goodluck Jonathan will complete his second term.”