Jonathan’s supporters over-heating, endangering Nigeria – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the comment by Edwin Clark that if the opposition has its way it can poison or kill President Goodluck Jonathan just to take power, is absurd, incendiary and unbecoming of an elder statesman of the Chief’s stature.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said Mr. Clark’s comment, which was widely reported by newspapers, is the latest in a string of statements by President Jonathan’s supporters that are overheating the polity ahead of the 2015 general elections and are even threatening
the peace and unity of the country.

“We have waited for several days to give Chief Clark the opportunity to deny making such a fallacious statement, but he has not done so, which means he was not misquoted and that he indeed meant what he said.

“It is time for the President himself to call his supporters to order for the sake of the peace and unity of our dear nation. They have been threatening fire and brimstone if the President is not re-elected in 2015, as if elections are won by threats. One has even gone as far as saying there will blood on the streets if the President is not re-elected,” it said.

APC said in making his dangerous comment, Mr. Clark probably mistook the party for the PDP, which has been described as the nest of killers.

“Our party has never and will never contemplate killing or poisoning President Jonathan just to take power, as Chief Clark carelessly said. We are neither a violent nor an anarchic party. We do not seek power by any means other than through the ballot box. Therefore we reject, totally, the statement by Chief Clark.

“We remind Chief Clark that since President Jonathan was voted into office by Nigerians, they also reserve the right to vote him out of office. This is the way it is done in every true democracy, and heavens will not fall if President Jonathan is not re-elected in 2015. His supporters should put their emotions in check and stop making
comments that are downright treasonable,” the party said.

It said it is a mark of the gross partisanship of the security agencies that they have turned a blind eye to all the incendiary comments being made by the President’s men.

“The security agencies, especially the police and the DSS, have busied themselves with harassing and intimidating the opposition. They have engaged in torturing innocent Nigerians for political reasons, while pretending not to know that President Jonathan’s supporters, in particular Mujaheed Asari Dokubo and Chief Clark, have been threatening the very existence of Nigeria through their capricious statements.

“Had the statements credited to these men been made by the opposition, the security agencies would have suddenly become hyperactive. They have failed to make the President’s supporters to realize that no one is above the law,’’ the APC said.


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  • Dankasa

    Pa Clark,
    APC has nobody like Dora who can cook for your brother in the Vila but be rest assured he is leaving the white Vila comes 2015 through legitimate and constitutional means. While may be the old man is looking at how Dora, a Pharmacy Prof (who better know the kind of poison to use in soup) was used that time to clear way for his son to clinch power, a plan discovered by Saudi doctor who said foreign body was found in ‘yar aduwa’s sick body (of course she admitted to have cooked for Turai husband before the Nigerian Senate, “conspiracy theory”). Papa, the evil men do, leave with them!

    • Hah!

      Hah! I hope this one bi joke woo!

    • justice

      What a moron. How dare you use Dora’s name in vain?

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Dankasa, this is in very poor taste.

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  • favourtalk

    Some people become weak in the upper brain whenever they’r old, that’s the case of edwin clark. It’s a pity that all this old ones are not repented at all after squandering the nigeria money and finally causing havoc because of their own selfish gain. What a shame that we have no elders who are concern about the ordinary nigerrians again. We need a change jooor

  • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

    If there’s a heating of the polity, look to Liar and APC.
    We have become all too familiar with their noise.
    Those of us who hoped that APC was going to be a welcome change have realised that they are a bunch of noisemaking hypocrites.

    They are still good for one crucial job though: Making PDP stay alert, and that is what we need to move this country forward till we reach a point where we come across a real alternative to what we have today as politicians.

  • ADEYANJU

    Mr clark….
    You dont deserve to be heard …..I dont know why premium times are trying to make you popular……thank God that you are not in apc….bcos you are one of the junks there before….we thank God…