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Rivers Cult War: CNPP Defends Politicians

Posted by From Okon Bassey in PortHarcourt on 2004/09/12 | Views: 816 |

Rivers Cult War: CNPP Defends Politicians


Coalition of Registered Political Parties in Rivers State has disassociated politicians in the state from the current crisis caused by rival cult gangs in the state, arguing that the development was not the fallout of the last elections in the state as being spread.

Coalition of Registered Political Parties in Rivers State has disassociated politicians in the state from the current crisis caused by rival cult gangs in the state, arguing that the development was not the fallout of the last elections in the state as being spread.

The defense came on the heels of several accusations that, the rising profile of killing and violence in the state of recent times was as a result of the dumping or neglect of the cult groups used by

politicians in the state to actualize their political ambition.

Putting their case across to the state Governor Dr. Peter Odili during a courtesy call weekend, and also denying the Political class involvement in the cult war, the coalition attributed the happenings to be the handiwork of criminals and person whose sole aim is to destabilize the state and those doing legitimate business to a regime of fear and panic.

The state chairman of the coalition, Chief Mike Nwielaghi argued that politicians should not be blame because, "There are no electoral, tribal or political conflicts in Rivers State, which had witness relative peace in the past five years, and we condemned all forms of gangsterism, killings and destruction of properties".

Nwielaghi who is government recognized leader of AD in the state stressed, "as leaders of political parties in the state, we absolve ourselves and the parties we represent from complicity in this shame by misguided and informed miscreant".

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