By Davies Iheamnachor
PORT HARCOURT—AKULGA Democratic Patriots, ADP, has warned the Nigerian Army to stop indictment of Chairman of Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, Akulga, Mr. Rowland Sekibo, in the killing of an Army Lieutenant and over 12 persons in Abonnema, Rivers State, during the presidential and National Assembly polls, last Saturday.
It will be recalled that the 6 Division of Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, had linked Sekibo to the sponsorship of the bandits that killed the Army Lieutenant during the elections.
The Public Relations Officer of ADP, Datonye Gogo, in a statement yesterday in Port Harcourt, said: “The aftermath of the election violence that rocked Abonnema, which led to the death of a Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army and left scores of people dead, necessitated this body to make known to the public the remote cause of the political violence in Abonnema.
“The narrative of the incident that happened in Abonnema on February 23 is contrived and far from the truth.
“It is clearly evident that from available information it is now revealed that the Nigerian Army was wrong and is grossly in error when it mentioned Rowland Sekibo in their press statement.”
Gogo stated that the incident was a spillover of what happened in the council in 2015, alleging that some chieftains of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the area were responsible for the development that led to the killings in Abonnema.
His words: “The indictment therefore, is in error, wrongful, hasty and a calculated attempt to bring to disrepute the name of Rowland Sekibo.”