The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of killing two of its members.
This is coming just about a week after seven members of the APC were shot on their way to the presidential rally of the party.
According to the Chairman of the PDP in the state, Felix Obuah, who spoke through his media aide, members of the rival party shot a former councillor, Hon Hope George, on Friday, and one other, Madre Onura.
The party said George was in company of the member representing Ogu Bolo in the House of Representatives, Hon Bright Tamuno, in a vehicle, when the gunmen opened fire on their vehicle. George died immediately, while the lawmaker and one other were responding to treatment in a hospital.
“Members of the APC opened fire on a vehicle which had the member representing Ogu/Bolo in the House of Representatives, Hon Bright Tamuno Gogo; Rivers State House of Assembly candidate, Hon Datorudimabo Adams; and the immediate past councilor of Okrika Local Government Council, Hon Hope George, as occupants. Hon Hope George died while others, including Hon Bright Gogo, who sustained various degrees of gunshot wounds are receiving treatment in hospital,” the PDP said.
The Publicity Secretary of the APC in the state, Chris Finebone, however denied the allegation. He said that the APC was a party of responsible people, stressing that it was the style of the PDP to raise the alarm when they unleash terror on people.