The explosion at an APC rally at Rumuwoji playground in Port Harcourt has been condemned by the Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.At least three people were reportedly injured at the campaign rally on Thursday
Atiku urged security personnel to make sure that those responsible for the heinous act, as well as their promoters are brought to justice.
Atiku wrote, via his twitter handle “there should be no place for violence and anti-democratic manifestations in this election.
“We’ve already committed to that in the peace pact we all signed up to.
“Elections are not a do-or-die affair but an opportunity to reinforce our belief in democracy through our leadership choices via adult suffrage.
“We had complained about the violence that had been visited on our party in some states because we did not want it to become a pattern if those engaged in anti-democratic activities were not brought to book.
“Our worst fears have now manifested with the explosion at the APC rally in Port Harcourt. It stands condemned.
“Elections and the choices we make should be about the BALLOT and not the BULLET.
“On behalf of my team, I stand in solidarity with the APC and the families of the injured. I wish the injured a quick recovery.
“Once again, I call on security agencies to ensure that those behind this dastardly act, including their promoters, are brought to justice to serve as a deterrent to copycats who may be emboldened to thread this same anti-democratic path. –AA”