Unknown persons have detonated dynamites at the secretariat of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP on Aba road, in Rivers State; venue of the councillorship primary election for the party, ahead of the local council polls in the state.
Reports say the dynamites were detonated by some men who drove in an SUV, leaving party supporters who were at the venue of the primaries to scamper for safety.
Recall Rivers State is getting set for another round of Local council elections in April, as the tenure of the incumbent Local council administrators expire in June this year.
“There was panic as two dynamites exploded during the councillorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party. I was at the party secretariat. The dynamites were detonated by suspected bombers in an SUV car along the Aba road office of the party secretariat at about 3pm,” an anonymous said.
Another anonymous eyewitness said, “Some people are desperate about this council elections in many local government areas. We just saw an SUV zoom off after the explosion. We don’t know the Local government area they came from.”
There is no statement from the Rivers State Police Command on the recent development yet.
The State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Tambari Sydney Gbara, failed to receive telephone calls put to him to comment on the matter.
Meanwhile, calm has so far returned to the PDP secretariat after the re-enforcement of security agencies.