By Egufe Yafugborhi
PORT HARCOURT – CHIEF Anabs Sara-Igbe has warned against the developing trend in Rivers state volatile politics where politicians destroy properties of rivals, saying it would only retard development and bring more shame to the state.
Sara-Igbe, Spokesman to the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, was reacting to Saturday’s 11 thugs invasion and vandalism on the parallel Rivers state secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, being established in Port Harcourt by the party camp loyal to Sen. Magnus Abe.
Police in the state had on the fateful day failed to respond to an alarm by Abe camp accusing the Ojukaye Flag Amachree led Rivers APC of plotting to attack the parallel secretariat, an allegation denied by Amachree though the party’s Spokesman, Chris Finebone, in aftermath of the destruction.
Condemning the trend, Chief Sara-Igbe, said, “This unholy and barbaric actions of attacking and destroying opponent buildings and facilities in the name of politics is not acceptable. I totally condemn it and also call on all and sundry in condemning this shameful act.
“Politics is all about ideas, manifesto and programmes and in democracy we are not all expected to follow, accept or tow a single opinion, idea or instruction. We are at liberty to form our opinions and propergate our views.
“This type of politics will never grow the state at all. It will rather take us back in our political, economic and social development. It will also not help the Niger Delta and the country at large so let us stop this nonsense and think of how we will attract good governance.”
Sara-Igbe further “security agencies in Rivers to investigate this unholy act and bring perpetrators to justice as deterrent to other criminally minded politicians in the state and the country at large.