Following the recent murder of four party chieftains, the Rivers state APC has accused Nyesom Wike of sponsoring the killings.
Four APC members identified as Boris Neenwi, Manager Nkoba, Nornubari Loveday and Cecilia Loveday, were killed on Monday, October 3 in Gokana area of the state.
The party's state Chairman, Davies Ikanya, said one of the deceased, Neewi was a staunch critic of Wike's administration, asserting that Wike and his allies are responsible for the murders.
Ikanya said: "Monday, 3rd October, 2016 was another sad day for members of the Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a prominent member of the party, Hon. Boris Neenwi, was felled by the bullets of assassins in Nonwa Tai. Killed alongside Hon. Neenwi were Manager Nkoba(M), Nornubari Loveday(M) and Cecilia Loveday(F),” Ikanya said in a statement.
"Late Boris Neenwi, a strong ally of Senator Magnus Abe and staunch APC member, was a former Councillor who hailed from Yeghe community. He recently finished his law programme from the University of Maiduguri.
"Until his assassination, late Neenwi was a known critic of Gov. Nyesom Wike and Wike’s ex-militant leader and collaborator, Solomon Ndigbara, who also hails from Yeghe community."
He recalled how another APC chieftain, Vincent Eebee, who was also loyal to Senator Abe, was murdered six months ago by PDP agents.
"APC unequivocally holds the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and his ally, ex-militant leader, Solomon Ndigbara responsible for the killing of Hon. Boris Neenwi and his companions in Nonwa Tai yesterday,” he said.
"We call on the security agencies in Rivers State and at the federal level to ensure that Solomon Ndigbara and all those who have a hand in the killing of Hon. Boris Neenwi and the young people who were gruesomely killed alongside him are apprehended and made to face justice."
Ikanya added that the recent murders must be swept under the carpet as it has become a pattern in the state, especially when the victims are APC members.