Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers State Governor, on Monday, said that the abduction of Freddy Ndigbara, his Deputy Chief Press Secretary, was “politically motivated.”
Ndigbara, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen, who stormed a rally of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaani Ward Six, Khana Local Government Area of the state.
The hoodlums came in a red Toyota Highlander, shot into the air, before forcing Ndigbara into their waiting vehicle.
The governor said he believes that the action was politically-motivated because Ndigbara and one of the political leaders in Kaani, Celestine Akpobari, were able to convert over 5,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party to the APC before he was kidnapped.
Amaechi pointed out that there was nothing wrong or extraordinary in what his aide did since the country was in a political setting where the electorate are being wooed from one political party to another.
“Of course, Freddy Ndigbara’s abduction is politically motivated. We are aware that Ndigbara, in league with the Celestine Akpobari, was able to convert over 5,000 PDP members to APC.
“There is nothing wrong or extraordinary in what he did because we are in a political setting where the in thing now is to win political converts. Winning new convert was what Freddie did before he was kidnapped,” Amaechi said.
The governor, however, appealed to his aide’s abductors to release him unconditionally, insisting that Ndigbara meant no harm to anybody as an APC member.Follow Us on Social Media