Rivers Rerun: Soldiers Arrest PDP Spokesman, 62 Others

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By Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
A combined team of security operatives, led by soldiers, have arrested the Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike, and 62 other supporters of the party at Ulakwo II community in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State, for allegedly wandering during the conclusion of the legislative rerun election in the local government area.

Also arrested along with Nwanosike is the former caretaker committee chairmen of Akuku-Toru and Asari-Toru Local Government areas of the state, Hon. Rowland Sekibo and Hon Odiari Princewill, as well as other youths suspected to be political thugs.

But Nwanosike said while he was being forced into an Army Hilux van that his arrest was to pave the way for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the election by stopping him from performing his duties as his party’s collation agent.

The rerun election is for Etche Constituency 1 in the Rivers State House of Assembly and Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.