The All Progressives Congress has said that the attack on its campaign rally on Thursday in Port Harcourt involving the use of Improvised Explosive Devices and rapid gunfire is a vicious assault on democracy.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, in a statement in Abuja, described the attack as “despicable”. He added that the development represented a new and dangerous dimension in political violence in the country in the build-up to forthcoming general elections.
Morka said the detonation of Improvised Explosive Devices and gunfire at the rally resulted in serious injuries to APC members and supporters in the immediate vicinity of the attack.
He alleged that the attack was carried out by suspected thugs of an opposition political party, noting that the attackers were ostensibly on a mission to disrupt and disperse the rally at the traditional grounds of Rumuwoji Town in Mile 1 area of Port-Harcourt.