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Rivers State: PDP Thugs Shut Down Tonye Cole’s Campaign in Opobo

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The Spokesman, Rivers APC 2023 Campaign Council, Mr. Sogbeye C. Eli has condemned in strong terms the spate of attacks on the campaign train of the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in the state, Arc. Tonye Cole, Mni.

The attack on Cole took a more dangerous turn today at Opobo, Headquarters of Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area.

The attack according to Mr. Eli, “was allegedly masterminded by the Council Chairman, Mr. Enyiada Cookey-Gam, whose thugs blocked both ends of the only access road after the convoy of Tonye Cole had arrived at the King Jaja Square.

Sporadic gunfire was accompanied by the hauling of bottles and other dangerous objects as party members stormed the square. This stopped the APC governorship candidate from proceeding to the venue designated for the rally near St. Paul’s Church.”

“Standing in front of the King’s Palace with the APC State Chairman, Chief Emeka Beke, and the 2015 governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Cole had to call off the rally in a brief address after hundreds of APC members received various degrees of injuries and vehicles were damaged by thugs during the attack. The Nkoro Council of Chiefs had earlier received Cole in the audience at the community’s Town Hall en route Opobo Town.

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