Jonathan responsible for our members’ death in Rivers – APC

The All Progressives Congress has raised alarm at the seemingly-targeted killing of its members and supporters in Rivers as this month’s general elections draw nearer, wondering whether those who are bent on suppressing the opposition at all costs have finally unleashed their killer snipers.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said the killing of nine APC members in two separate incidents in Rivers on Saturday night raises a very serious concern about the motive of the killings.

It said the fact that all those killed, including five at the D-Line of Port Harcourt and four along the Eastern By-Pass in the Marine Base near the state capital, were members of the APC is a clear indication that the killings may have been politically-motivated.

Also worrisome, APC said, is the freaky attack on Chidi Adi Amaechi, the younger brother of Rivers Governor Rotimi Amaechi and a student of Igbinedion University in Benin, by machete-wielding young men who stormed his room in the early hours of Wednesday (March 11th, 2015) and inflicted injuries on his head and arms. Chidi is currently being treated at an undisclosed hospital.

”It is difficult to see these attacks as a mere happenstance, against the backdrop of the ceaseless attacks on APC members and supporters in the Okrika council area of the state, where the opposition has been the victim of at least three bomb attacks, and the hate messages being purveyed by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, who hails from Okrika.

”We know that because they have no answer to the runaway popularity of our party in the state, they are ready to do anything possible to prevent free, fair and peaceful elections there on March 28th and April 11th.

“By targeting opposition members and supporters, as well as their families, the anarchists will be hoping to trigger chaos and truncate the elections in the state. This is their plan, hence we are calling on the security agencies to act fast to fish out the killers in Rivers before they decimate the ranks of the opposition and scuttle the elections,” the party said.

It said the mindless killings in Rivers are placed in the context of the accusation by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, that the Jonathan Administration was training snipers secretly while 1,000 Nigerians have been placed on a watch-list, it will be logical to conclude that the increasingly-fascist Jonathan Administration may have finally unleashed the snipers on the opposition.

APC called on Nigerians in general and the civil society in particular to keep a tab on the killing of opposition members and supporters in the run-up to the forthcoming polls, with a view to exerting pressure on those whose duty it is to bring the killers to justice.

The party said, however, that President Goodluck Jonathan bears the ultimate responsibility for the cold-blooded murder of the APC members and supporters, especially because of his constitutional role of ensuring the security and welfare of the citizens, as well as his direct involvement – and that of his wife – in the political crisis in Rivers.

”A President who has said, severally, that his ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian must not keep quiet when innocent opposition members are being bombed, shot at or hacked anywhere in the country, and more particularly in a state where he has inserted himself in a needless political crisis,” it said.

APC appealed to its members and supporters in Rivers to remain calm but vigilant, saying they must never retaliate the killing of their colleagues in kind in order not to play into the hands of the anarchists.


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  • amazing2012

    He sacrifice them for 2015 election !

  • kamal Kamoru

    WHAT DO THESE NOISY MEN HAVE IN STORE FOR US? WHERE IS THEIR MANIFESTO??
    I hope the guys don’t call Jonas name when being intimate with their wives??

  • emmanuel

    Amaechi does not realise he is not the only person from River State.

    Anyone killed for cult activity or armed robbery in River State automatically becomes an APC member.

    I have not seen this kind of desperation before.

    Unfortunately, Oshomole took the part of honour by not making same claims in Edo state. Hence those who die from cult activities are rightly so labeled.

    Amaechi make you mature small now!

    • one love

      is the cult group noyt in support of any party? since when did we start having cult killings in port harcourt? think well before you talk. humans dieing we have talking this and that. wakeup

  • Godfrey Etokebe

    AMAECHI and APC did the WHACKING to decimate the voting strength of PDP in Rivers State!!!

  • warry

    Now APC is all propaganda, lies and Blackmail. Amaechi released some imprisoned cultists from jail, arm and empowered them for the elections. Now an inter cult killing war has started in Rivers State and APC is here blackmailing the president, which is the only thing they know how to do.

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  • evi

    Pampers wearing lair mohammed and terrorist buhari are responsible for boko haram killing since 2011 after buhari lost till date,that is why they fought against Jonathan’s effort to proscribe boko haram a terrorist organisation and buhari criticised Jonathan for killing boko haram members saying that any attack on boko haram is an attack on the north .

  • justme

    Always making baseless accusations,thats all u APC members are known for!!

  • maureen

    All APC re blackmail nd liars,very soon buhari will throw in the towel before the day,the heat will be too much for him to with stand,

    • one love

      dreamer

  • APC it’s funny, the things they get to come up with, desperation is an illness

  • The lie wey APC dey lie sha, their lie get belle i swear!

  • chinwe davis

    Please the guys should go and sit down, they have no comment.

  • uzo

    APC you guys are very funny

  • emmanuel

    APC will soon blame Mr President for their defeat at the poll

  • uduak akpan

    lies lies lies is all APC knows

  • faith adams

    Before anything is said, they should ask Gov. Amaechi what he did with them

  • kingsley obi

    This act of the APC pointing fingers is getting too much.

  • geraldine jaja

    the APC folks are pathetic

  • felicia jones

    Lai Mohammed, get out of the darkness you are in and come to light.

  • uko bassey

    rubbish party…the APC are not serious

  • Mrs benita akpan

    APC, blood sucking demons

  • Femi Ayotola

    Why do you people lie so much to justify you inefficiencies..

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