The All Progressives Congress in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State said its secretariat was attacked in the early hours of yesterday.
The party which stated this through the local government chairman of the area, Mr. Christian Asifamak, said the attack came just as three members of the party were inflicted with machete cut injuries as they prepared for a rally in Rumueme, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.
In his narration, the chairman explained that some unidentified persons had thrown dynamite in the secretariat, which exploded at about 3.14am.
Asifamaka stated that the incident occurred in Abam Ama community, adding that his office was worse hit as the entire wall was pulled down by the explosion.
“In the early hours of the morning of Sunday January 11, 2015, some unknown group of persons threw dynamite into the party secretariat of our party.
“The explosion which occurred at 3:14am exactly destroyed our secretariat, bringing down the walls. The damage was quite extensive with the chairman’s office being the worse hit.
“The All Progressives Congress in Okrika views this latest attack as a deliberate provocation by our opponents, to draw the APC into a battle that would destabilise our beloved local government area”.
He described the attack as unfortunate, saying that “the APC in Okrika would not allow Okrika to become a hotbed of crises as the PDP would wish.”
The chairman pointed out that the PDP’s resort to violence was as a result of its knowledge that Okrika people had rejected them because of their inability to attract any meaningful development to the LGA.
In Rumueme, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, three out of four members of the APC, who were reported attacked with cutlasses, were rushed to the Kesley Harrison Hospital in Port Harcourt.