The Coalition for Democracy and fair Elections International have petitioned the United States for a credible, non-violent, free and fair election over alleged discriminatory election crime meted out on SDP Governorship candidate, Senator Magnus Abe.
It is gathered that the agency has begun an investigation of an alleged attack brought before it.
According to a statement of claim filed before the State Department by the Director of Coalition for Democracy and fair election, USA, Comrade Legah Lebari, it was alleged that Senator Abe, a Governorship candidate of SDP on the 14th November 2022 was attacked at Oyigbo, Rivers State, Nigeria by thugs led by one Mr. Kenneth Gbagi, SA to Amb. Desmond Akawor, the People Democratic party chairman, Rivers State.
The group accused Gov. Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor of tactically sidelining all persons of influence among the Ogonis in order to deny the people any influence in high places.
According to him, “Most elites of Ogoni extraction have been retired, removed from their offices, and contrary to the provision of the Constitution and have not been replaced in line with the federal character provision.
Besides, it was learnt that the group who are also demanding a stop to Gov. Wike’s rascality and impunity, also want the State Department to investigate the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, some government officials who allegedly collaborated with the governor to abuse and violate the human rights chatter on free association.
According to a statement, Legah said the group is seeking redress to stop Governor Nyesom Wike and his Co-travellers from gaining entrance into America while vowing to leave no stone unturned until their claims were verified.
He described the attack on Senator Magnus Abe as a successful plot by Gov. Nyesom Wike to silence the Ogonis.
It would be recalled that on the 14th of November, some thugs with guns and other dangerous weapons allegedly led by Mr Chisom Kenneth, SA to the PDP state chairman disrupted the SDP Campaign program in Oyigbo town hall.