The All Progressive Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, on Tuesday, blamed the death of activist lawyer, Bar Ken Atsuete, on the governor of the state, Nyesom Wike and the state Chapter of his party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Atsuete, who served as the counsel to the state Chapter of the APC, gruesomely murdered on Sunday night by unknown gunmen in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Reacting to Atsuete’s death, Chairman of the state chapter of the party, Davis Ibiamu Ikanya, in a statement gave reasons for its claims, stressing that Wike was a bad “omen” who was not interested in the “peace and progress” of the state.
According to the party, “Governor Wike and his PDP gang of vampires in Rivers State have once again exhibited the only act of governance known to them by plotting the assassination of Barrister Ken Atsuete, a well known fiery critic of Wike’s administration and defender of Rivers State APC.
“Barr Asuete, a renowned human rights activist who was one of the speakers at the just concluded conference of the Nigerian Bar Association held in Port Harcourt, must have been assassinated principally for his stoic stand against the evil administration of Wike in Rivers State.
“The other reason why Barr. Atsuete was killed was for his several petitions to the Inspector General of Police and to the Chief Justice of the Federation against the Chief Judge of Rivers State for being partisan by remanding his client Ojukaye Flag Amachree unjustly and wickedly.
“The other fact that may have triggered the killing of this harmless man was his live interview on Nigeria Info 92.3FM radio station, in which he revealed that Wike and his myopic and misguided legal team procured a fake court order on the release of Tai election result to deceive themselves and the general public.”