The Rivers State Government has condemned the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, for inciting violence during a political campaign rally in Ogoni over the weekend.
The State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr Austin Tam-George said Mr Amaechi’s resort to an incendiary and divisive rhetoric on the campaign trail was capable of causing disaffection among the people of the State, ahead of the re-run legislative elections fixed for the 10th of December 2016.
Dr Tam-George said the APC could canvas for the people’s votes and support without inciting violence, and sowing seeds of discord.
The Commissioner said the APC was rejected in Rivers State because it is a reactionary and incompetent party, driven by bigotry and political extremism.
Dr Tam-George said Mr Amaechi’s nefarious legacy as the former governor of Rivers State would continue to stand as a testament against the APC in the hearts of the people of the State