The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed concern over the alleged increasing political violence in the state, warning that the state is presently on the brink.
Speaking during a press conference attended by members of the party and media, a leader of the party and serving senator, Magnus Abe tells the gathering that the situation is spiraling out of control.
A former Petroleum Minister of Nigeria, Tam David-West, is concerned that democracy in the country has a question mark on its head
The APC governorship candidate in the state, Mr Dakuku Peterside, seized the opportunity to clear the air that no grouse exists between him and Sen Abe .
They all maintained that the meeting was called to draw attention to what the party calls a disturbing trend of violence in the state, which they claim their members are at the receiving end.
The APC has recorded some attacks, mostly in Okrika Local Government Area of the State earlier this year.
Violence and indiscriminate shooting by unidentified gunmen marred a political campaign rally of the APC in Okrika in Rivers State on January 24.
The campaign ground was being set up when the gunmen arrived at the venue.
The attack came barely three weeks after a similar attack on an earlier rally.
Eyewitness said that the gunmen came to the event ground with explosive devices and guns, shooting sporadically and disrupting the process, as those setting up the stage had to run for safety.
According to the eyewitness, youths numbering over 20 were seen shooting into the arena at about 3:45am sending shock waves across the area.
Unknown gunmen have attacked the APC office in Okrika injuring three members of the party as they prepared for a rally in Rumueme, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.
The APC Chairman in Okrika Local Government Area, Mr. Christian Asifamaka said that the attackers threw a dynamite into the the party office.
Asifamaka, who said that his office was worse hit as the entire wall was pulled down by the explosion, revealed that the incident occurred at exactly 3:14am in Abam Ama community.