Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared a governorship aspirant member representing Bonny-Degema Federal constituency within the House of Representatives, Farah Dagogo, wanted.
A statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor, Kelvin Ebiri, said Dagogo was declared wanted for hiring cultists to attack the Peoples democratic party (PDP) secretariat in Port Harcourt, yesterday.
The statement reads: “The governor has herewith directed the Rivers State Police Command to arrest Hon. Farah Dagogo for hiring cultists, who stormed the PDP secretariat in Port Harcourt and disrupted the screening of aspirants for varied elective positions.“The police should, as a matter of urgency, arrest Farah Dagogo, wherever he’s, and should be made to face prosecution.” Dagogo a governorship aspirant of the PDP has pitted tent with the previous Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and presidential aspirant of the PDP.
Dagogo was the primary PDP governorship aspirant that obtained his expression of interest form and he was quoted to have declared that the time of “god fatherism” was gone.
Some of the PDP aspirants, who spoke to newsmen at the party secretariat on Aba road expressed surprise at the conduct of the exercise.
The aggrieved aspirants, believed to be loyal to Dagogo, threatened to take action against the state executive of the party if they weren’t screened at the suitable place.
They known as on the national leadership of the party to intervene, claiming the event was contrary to assurances given earlier by the state party chairman, Desmond Akawor that each one aspirants would be treatment fairly.
Meanwhile, the Special Assistant on Media to Farah Dagogo, Mr. Ibrahim Lawal, has condemned the directives for the arrest his boss, alleging that the move was aimed at stopping Dagogo’s screening regular for today.
It said the directive for the arrest of Dagogo violates the spirit of Section fourteen and thirty three of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of nigeria, 1999 (As amended).
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