APC threatens to report Jonathan to ICC

Former president Goodluck Jonathan campaigning. Pic used to illustrate the story.

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organization has announced that it will send a petition against President Goodluck Jonathan to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague.

The Party said in a statement on Wednesday and signed by Garba Shehu, Director of Media and Publicity that the petition follows the “terror” unleashed on residents of Lagos by armed pro-Jonathan groups under the dubious cover of a faction of the Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, on the pretext of demanding the sack of Attahiru Jega, as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The APC Presidential Campaign Spokesperson noted that the machete-wielding and gun-bearing armed pro-Jonathan groups marched round the major streets of Lagos, harassing and intimidating motorists, chanting anti-Jega songs in a manner that gave them away as acting the carefully-prepared script for the truncation of the general elections. “There was such disruption to the tranquillity of the city that warranted the citizens scampering for safety in all directions, a foretaste of the violence they plan to unleash on Election Day.”

“Our investigations have confirmed that Monday’s (16th March, 2015) show was a dress-rehearsal for the main disruption planned for the general elections. Lagos, and the entire South West, being a stronghold of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been marked for massive dishevelling commotion that would involve killings, maiming and kidnapping.

“Our findings have further shown that the recent Nine Billion naira (N9 Billion) Pipeline surveillance contract to OPC and some militant groups in Southern Nigeria was the elixir for the latest crude impudence of the pro-Jonathan armed groups. Indeed, the contract award was indeed a subterfuge for the mobilization of these murderous militant groups for the destruction of lives and property to force the desire of the re-election of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan on the Nigerian people.

“As an opposition, we are using this medium to serve Dr. Goodluck Jonathan the notice of our formal protest of this extreme show of impunity to the International Criminal Court (ICC). We are aware that Mrs Patience Jonathan is already on the watch list of ICC. The activities of this President and his wife as regards the elections are not patriotic and very unhelpful for entrenching democratic values in the nation.

“We recall the bombing of the APC secretariat and the shootings and disruption of the party’s campaign rally in Okirika in Rivers State, where the First Lady hails from with a muted silence from President Jonathan.

“Whereas the Police authorities had denied the opposition party its legitimate and democratic rights to organise one million person march for General Buhari in Kano it was, however, quick to approve that in Lagos, providing security to the pro-Jonathan armed groups while they unleashed mayhem on citizens in Lagos on Monday, a day that inhabitants of the city consider the most important of the week.

“We are not ready to cower to the intimidation of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, ahead of the general elections. We believe Nigerians shall speak eloquently on 28th March, 2015 and this brutality on the psyche of the Nigerian people shall cease.”


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  • Bidemi Lukman

    The opposition seems a little late in taking this step. I expect them to have reported the case to ICC by now. GEJ seems clueless to have allowed an armed protest and equally allowed them to be protected.

    What message is he passing to the world about Nigeria. Any armed protest in an ideal Nation would be tagged terrorism.

    This is how BH started before it became a national cancer.

    I am too convinced that ICC would welcome and give the report a topmost priority.

  • Isi Agwo

    Yawn. Y-a-w-n. This Muslim Brotherhood of Nigeria (APC) has no plan to seek help for its diarrhoea of the mouth. Y-a-w-n.

  • warry

    The way we are going ICC will soon be Running when they hear APC again. Everything is now ICC.I will soon write my own complaint against the bring back our girls group. Their activities has made it difficult to bring the girls back and it is also capable causing more crisis.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    I sense intense desperation here! People are beginning to behave like untrained motor mechanics who throw spanners at every part of the motor car engine with a view to solving the engine problem. It’s a shameful act of desperation. Nigerians, beware and think before you act.

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  • basil edoma

    Apc should be minding the preparations they are making for the upcoming elections not ranting like mad dogs let loose on the streets…be it as it may my oga Jonathan will prevail whether apc like it… yes we can, and yes we will…PDP 2019, Jonathan 2019….

  • samson john

    GMB was d First Nigerian leader to pass retroactive laws and execute people, not based on the rule of law, but on spontaneous draconian laws which he invented himself.let vote for GEJ come March 28 for good governance

  • Maryam Audu

    APC are really panicking and hallucinating they don’t have anything to say or do again, where were they when Buhari cause the post election violence in 2011. They should find something to do with the remaining days to election than trying to beat the drums of failure, because they will surely dance for it after 28 march. Losers…#GEJ4NAIJA

  • Maryam Audu

    APC please face your dwindling electoral fortune and shed the penchant for false alarms and unsubstantiated allegations against President Jonathan and the PDP-led Federal Government.#GEJ4NAIJA