River State Government has debunked claims that
Governor Wikeâ€™s Chief of Staff, Chukwuemeka Woke
was arrested over an attempt on the life of NIMASA DG, Dakuku
Peterside. The statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the
Rivers State Governor on Social Media, Oraye St. Franklyn claims
that it was actually Chief Woke who was shot at by
Dakukuâ€™s security agents.
According to what they said, Chief Woke was driving along Forces
Avenue, old GRA, Port Harcourt when the vehicle he was driving in
was shot at by security agents attached to Dakuku. Woke sped into
the compound of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) in
order to escape his attackers. (pictured is Woke talking to the
press at the DSS office)
Below is the statement accompanied with photo evidence:
SAHARA REPORTERS AND THE INVOCATION OF THE ABSURD TO EXCUSE
The infamously dubious online news medium, Sahara Reporters in
its characteristic nature has issued an absurd report of pure
falsehood riddled with undiluted malice and mischief to malign the
character, name and reputation of Engr. Emeka Woke, the Chief of
Staff Government House, Port Harcourt, purporting that he carried
out an assassination attempt on the life of Dakuku Peterside, the
defeated Rivers State APC Governorship candidate.
Nothing can be more bespeaking of the grandeur of the absurd.
The narrative concocted by Sahara Reporters is intended to excuse
the evil plots of the cultic characters that parade themselves as
leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers
Thereâ€™s absolutely no way, the Chief of
Staff who moves without security can effectively commandeer the
assassination of Dakuku Peterside, who himself invaded the Mile 1
Police Station in commando style today to release a detained
corrupt INEC official with a little less than 100 soldiers on this
very day. It is just unthinkable.
The most presumable fact is that Engr. Emeka Woke must have
been believed to be conveying the election results from his home
town Emohua to the INEC headquarters in Port Harcourt prompting the
evil attack on him to retrieve the papers. This is the only logical
consequence, given the fact that a similar attack was carried out
on an INEC van along Airport road today by men loyal to Rotimi
Amaechi and Dakuku Peterside.
It is therefore the most depressing evil for Sahara Reporters
to present a false account to the public when an innocent man is
battling for his life.
The desperation being shown by the Rivers State APC should not
be given cover by misleading and false news headlines. The entire
country has seen that the trio of Rotimi Amaechi, Dakuku Peterside
and Ibim Semenitari are at the heart of the ensuing violence and
restivity in Rivers State in a bid to win the Court-ordered rerun
elections at all costs.
Sahara Reporters must endeavour to be a true partner for
social reengineering by promoting truth and justice rather than
make itself available to the dictates of fat-chested warmongers.
The entire story as reported by Sahara Reporters is false, baseless
and inciting anarchy in Rivers State. The Chief of Staff,
Government House, who is a victim of gunviolence should not be
victimised by might of pervading media. Truth must be protected and
Dakukuâ€™s security attacked the Chief Emeka
Woke. Dakuku Peterside knows this to be true which is why he was
prompt to claim assassination on his part, having reasonably failed
to apprehend the Chief of Staff. Dakuku Peterside must be invited
for questioning on the matter and it is condemnable and most
unconscionable that he claims to be a victim of assassination in
spite of the army of security at his beck and call including the
dare-devil FSARS, DSS, Police and the Military; the magnitude of
which no Nigerian Governor is privileged to have.
The state of the Chief of Staff is unknown. He was not
arrested by the Department of State Security. We call for prayers