The All Progressives Congress has called on the wife of the President, Dame Patience Jonathan, to accept responsibility for the recent attack on its campaign rally in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The Rivers APC said on Monday that recent utterances credited to Mrs. Jonathan had not put anybody in doubt as the unseen hand behind the attack on its rally.
Though, Okrika is the home town of the first lady, her kinsmen have maintained that she knew nothing about the shooting in Okrika that led to the death of a police corporal.
But the Chairman of the APC in Rivers, Dr. Davies Ikanya, said Mrs. Jonathan should show remorse and apologise for her role in the incident.
Ikanya said, “The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, has demanded that Dame Patience Jonathan, wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, should accept responsibility for the recent attack on the APC governorship campaign train while attempting to hold a rally in her local government of birth, Okrika.
“Subsequent comments and utterances by the First Lady have removed any iota of doubt that she was one of the unseen hands behind the deadly attack and disruption of APC’s campaign and the attempt on the life of our governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside.
“Sadly, Cpl. Ifeanyi Okorie, a police officer, providing security at the rally, was killed by the bullets fired by thugs acting on behalf of the First Lady and the Peoples Democratic Party, while a Senior Correspondent of Channels Television Mr. Charles Eruka, covering the rally, was stabbed and many APC supporters equally wounded.
“Dame Jonathan should, for once, show maturity by apologising for her role in that orchestrated Okrika tragedy”.