Our Worst Fears Have Manifested – Atiku Reacts To Explosion At Rivers APC Rally

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubarkar, has condemned the explosion that rocked the campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state.

Our Worst Fears Have Manifested - Atiku Reacts To Explosion At Rivers APC Rally

it was reported that pandemonium broke out at the Rumuwoji Playground in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Thursday following a twin explosion that rocked the campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

It was gathered that at least three persons were seriously injured in the unfortunate incident.

According to reports, two of the victims are women, all of whom were rushed to the hospital for medical attention.

Reacting in a series of tweets on Thursday evening, the presidential candidate said he “stands with the APC” and families of those injured.

Abubakar also said they should be no room for violence against political opponents.

“There should be no place for violence and anti-democratic manifestations in this election,” he wrote.

“We’ve already committed to that in the peace pact we all signed up to.

“Elections are not a do-or-die affair but an opportunity to reinforce our belief in democracy through our leadership choices via adult suffrage.

“We had complained about the violence that had been visited on our party in some states because we did not want it to become a pattern if those engaged in anti-democratic activities were not brought to book.

“Our worst fears have now manifested with the explosion at the APC rally in Port Harcourt. It stands condemned.

“Elections and the choices we make should be about the ballot and not the bullet.

“On behalf of my team, I stand in solidarity with the APC and the families of the injured. I wish the injured a quick recovery.”

Abubakar also asked security agencies to ensure that “those behind this dastardly act, including their promoters” are brought to justice to serve as a deterrent to “copycats who may be emboldened to thread this same anti-democratic path”.

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