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Princewill calls for adequate security in Rivers ahead of 2019 polls



Following last week’s alleged assassination attempt on the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, a chieftain of the party, Tonye Princewill, has called for increased security ahead of next year’s election.

Cole was attacked last Friday in Bakana- Kalabari area of the state by unknown gunmen.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Princewill expressed concern over pervasive state of insecurity in Rivers, alleging that those apprehensive over Cole’s growing influence and acceptance in the state were behind the plot to assassinate him.

He appealed to security agencies to unmask the unknown gunmen, noting: “It is the absence of consequence that provides the climate for this type of lawlessness. I want to thank all those who reached out to our candidate with messages of sympathy and support after witnessing the act of sheer desperation the other day by our opponents during his visit to Degema Council. It should be of no surprise to anyone to know that Tonye Cole is not only still active and well, but even more determined to push forward until sanity is restored to our politics.”

He is neither bowed nor subdued, but emboldened by his faith and his purpose. He is here to win, and by God’s grace, he will.”

He used the opportunity to call on the security agencies responsible for keeping the peace to set an example that such acts would never go unpunished.

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