DAKUKU PETERSIDE, the APC governorship candidate in Rivers state during the twenty fifteen election has condemned as barbaric, nasty and heinous, the assassination of Barrister KEN ATSUWETE in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
According to him, the murder of the lawyer is perhaps the deadliest of several politically-motivated killings perpetrated in Rivers state in recent times.
KEN ATSUWETE, in case you did not know, was a prominent human rights activist, political commentator, and most recently lawyer to OJUKAYE FLAG-AMACHREE, the APC leader held for trumped-up charges.
He was reportedly kidnapped and murdered in Port Harcourt on Monday.
DAKUKU in a statement said and I quote, “Without any doubt, the killers of KEN ATSUWETE were driven by the insidious objective of instilling fear in the rank of the opposition, silence every voice of reason and stifle opposition in Rivers State. The killing of KEN ATSUWETE is the height of impunity which is now an everyday way of life in my home state of Rivers” end of quote.
Dr. PETERSIDE who is also the Chief Executive of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA also called on the Inspector-General of Police, Director-General of State Security Service and other national security authorities to carry out extensive investigation of the incident, bring the perpetrators to book and restore sanity to Rivers State.
He added that the current government in Rivers State owes citizens a responsibility to protect lives and property no matter the political persuasion of who is involved.