Angry mob storm electric company as Falana takes on APC, PDP
Weeks after angry youths stormed the Afam Power Station at Oyigbo, a group of protesters who were on the street in the Rivers State capital have been repelled by security forces.
The incident occurred Wednesday after protesters made their way to the premises of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company to register their complaints.
They were protesting persistent blackouts arising from incessant power outages, which have enveloped parts of the city in the past few weeks and forced households and businesses to depend on other power supply alternatives.
Our sources say the protesters were equally on a mission to vent their anger over the recent increase in tariffs announced in the country.
Soldiers were called in, according to reports, to disperse the angry mob and prevent them from allegedly damaging facilities.
Parts of the city, including the Old Port Harcourt Township have been without power supply from the national grid for two weeks.
The protesters who disclosed that they have been in the dark for undisclosed reasons expressed serious indignation over new tariffs introduced by managers of the power sector.
The new tariffs are in line with articles tied to the privatisation policy initiated by the executive and legislative arms during the PDP era, which was intended to deregulate the power sector.
Femi Falana SAN said the PDP could not escape liability for the turn of events in the country.
The fiery lawyer and activist acknowledged that the APC government was simply implementing policies and agreements entered into by the PDP which had governed the country in the last 16 years.
Falana who spoke on Channels Television reiterated that the PDP lacked any moral justification to criticize the actions of the present Federal Government.
He however noted that the Federal Government should consider itself lucky as a result of the understanding shown by Nigerians over its performance.
But Falana added that the APC had fallen short in fulfilling some of the promises it made to the Nigerian people.
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