By Davies Iheamnachor
PORT-HARCOURT—A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Prof. Henry Ugboma, has assured the supporters of the opposition party in Rivers State that the party will win the governorship seat and other elective positions in the state in the 2019 polls.
Ugboma, the Chief Medical Director of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, also warned politicians in the state against arming thugs during the elections.
Ugboma, who spoke yesterday at a one day sensitisation and reception for decampees from People’s Democratic Party, PDP and other political parties in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni and Ahoada- East Local Government Areas of the state to APC, urged people of the state to reject the recently passed and assented, Neighbourhood Watch Corps.
He alleged that the corps was a militia group target to be used by the PDP to rig the 2019 election in the state, adding that APC will clear all the seats in the elections.
“Now that 2019 elections have drawn close, they want to arm the youths again. I urge the people of Rivers State to stand up against the setting up of a militia group in the name of neighbourhood watch. They should reject it,” he said.
Meanwhile, leaders of the decampees, Mr. Wisdom Sylvester, Nnruka Nzekwesili, Elder Innocent Ojo, Rochas Akitikpo and Uwandu Blessed said they left the PDP because of lack of people’s oriented policies and projects.
However, the Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Samuel Nwanosike, has said Neighbourhood Watch Corps was to strengthen the security of the state, adding that they will only be used to improve security of lives and property.