The meeting of a group supporting the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, the National Mandate Group (NMG) was disrupted by thugs on Sunday.
The thugs had hindered the meeting of the group led by Senator Lee Maeba from holding at his facility in Bori, the headquarters of the Khana local government area of the State.
According to Leadership, members of the group had the intention of endorsing Atiku who is currently not on the same page as the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
Meanwhile, the Governor Wike-led government has reaffirmed its commitment to arrest and prosecute the owner of any filling station selling petroleum products supplied by artisanal refiners.
The state government vowed to prosecute the lawmaker representing Port Harcourt federal constituency II in the House of Representatives, Hon. Chinyere Igwe.
Naija News had earlier reported that the filling station of the lawmaker had been sealed for alleged illegal oil bunkering activities.
The Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, Emeka Woke, on Monday, said the state government has the constitutional right to prosecute anyone involved in acts inimical to the Nigerian economy.
Woke said, “Anybody who allows his business premises to be used for illegal oil bunkering, that premises will be shut down. Whoever, allows his hotel to harbour criminals bent on destabilizing the State, we will deal with you according to the law.”
The Chief of Staff while speaking on Igwe’s attack against Governor Wike said, “I listen to Chinyere Igwe yesterday talking about ingratitude. A man who had been retired politically. This is the man who spent only one term in the House of Representatives and came back home.
“The immediate-past governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, chased him out of Port Harcourt and he ran to Abuja. He even contested on the platform of ACN then and lost woefully.
“When we had mobilized GDI and had strengthened the party (Peoples Democratic Party), we brought him back and those of them whom he said he is speaking for now. None of them was foundation members of GDI.
“And His Excellency, the governor gave him a platform, first as a Commissioner and then to the National Assembly, even though he didn’t win the primary. And today, he is talking about ingratitude.”
This article was originally published on Naija News