PDP Condemns Attack On Gov Wike’s Father’s Church


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded a comprehensive investigation into Saturday’s explosion attack on the Christian Universal Church, Port Harcourt, River State capital, steered by father of River state Governor, Nyesom Wike.

The party condemned the attack on the church which it described as dastardly, noting that it believes it was well planned and targeted to causing harm to worshippers and persons close to Governor Wike, particularly, his father.

The PDP in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said it is disturbed by the intentions of the attackers in detonating an explosive in a religious place particularly given the large number of persons that usually gather at such places.

“While we demand for a thorough investigation into the attack as well as prosecution of all those involved, we hold, as a party, that the time has come, more than ever in our contemporary history, for the amendment of our extant laws to allow state governors to be in charge of the security of their respective states.

“We restate our call for the amendment of relevant sections of the 1999 constitution (as emended) to allow states more control of security issues in their respective domains.

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