PDM, UPP condemn Rivers bomb attack

The political parties asked the security agencies to be more forthcoming.

The Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, and the United Progressive Party, UPP, in Rivers State have condemned the bombing of the Ahoada court complex by unknown persons in the state.

The PDM, in a statement by the state chairman, George Ngbor, described the incident as an unfortunate attack on the Judiciary; which is the last hope of the defenseless and down trodden in the society.

The PDM stated that the current crisis rocking Rivers state if not checked is capable of snowballing into an undesirable situation for indigenes and residents of the state.

It called on politicians in the state to shun politics of bitterness which characterizes the current happenings in the state.

Also, the UPP described the attack as judicial terrorism, arson, and reckless actions aimed at intimidating judicial officers in Nigeria.

The party’s position was made known via a statement by its spokesperson, Ogbuchi Dike, on Tuesday.

In its statement, the UPP said the judiciary is the last hope of all aggrieved people, and that any attempt to harass, subdue and influence judges to pervert justice shall be resisted by all lovers of democracy, due process, and rule of law.

“It is outrageous that some disgruntled elements should bomb the Rivers State High Court in Ahoada East Local Government Area, vandalized and set ablaze files and vital documents for adjudication at the State High Court Okehie, in Etche Local Government Area,” the party said.

“It is unfortunate that our beloved nation is gradually sliding into a state of lawlessness fuelled by insurgency, militancy, kidnapping, armed robbery and terrorism. Security agents should wake up and live up to expectation as security of lives and property is the primary purpose of government.”

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