Abe:Group Tasks IGP

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Incensed by the alleged
shooting of the Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, Senator  Magnus Abe in Rumuola, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the Gokana Progressives, a socio-political group in the state has called  on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar to urgently constitute an investigative  panel to unravel  the circumstances surrounding the shooting of the Senator last Sunday.
Senator Magnus Abe was allegedly shot by the police in the state during the inauguration of the Save Rivers Movement (SRM), Obio/Akpor Local Government Area chapter held at  College  of Arts and Science, Rumuola, last Sunday.
Addressing journalists in Port Harcourt last Tuesday, the President of the group, Hon Christian  Giani averred that the setting up of the investigative  panel by the police high command had become imperative considering the precarious nature of the matter.
According to him, the probe would enable the police to unmask the perpetrators of the act  and bring them to book as well as exonerate the  police from the accusation  of partisanship in the political crisis rocking the state.
He condemned the act in its entirety,  noting that the act was an affront to the Senator and the entire Rivers South East Senatorial  District and called on the Ogonis especially the Gokana people and other well meaning Rivers  people to pray fervently for the quick  recovery of Senator Magnus Abe.
The former  House of  Representatives aspirant for Khana/Gokana Federal  Constituency in 2011 however  condemned  the activities of some youths who protested  at Eleme junction last Monday, adding that the youths instead  of bringing solution to the matter ended up in adding more injuries to innocent Nigerians.
He disclosed that the protesting youths destroyed many cars and advised the  people  of the area to employ dialogue  and peace in pursuing the matter  than taking the law  into their hands.
Hon Giami used the opportunity to commend the state governor,  Rt. Hon. Chibuike  Rotimi Amaechi, Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum  for the maturity he had exhibited in handling the political crisis in the state and  called on the people of the State  to remain supportive to the Amaechi- led government.
“ According to him,this is part of impunity . the  right to assembly is also important to the right for life”.

Cross section of participants during the APC Sensitisation Rally at Oro-Obasiorlu Town Hall, Mile 3, Diobu, Port Harcourt last Sunday.
Cross section of participants during the APC Sensitisation Rally at Oro-Obasiorlu Town Hall, Mile 3, Diobu, Port Harcourt last Sunday.