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Gov. Amaechi Responsible For Influx Of Suspected Terrorists In The South

By Rivers PDP
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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers State Chapter, says it has no doubt that the recent trend of mass influx of suspected Boko Haram members into the States of the South-South and South-East of the country is not unconnected with the consistent and unhidden revolutionary activities, as well as the series of calls and incitement by Governor Rotimi Amaechi on people to revolt against the Federal Government.

The PDP strongly believes the Rivers State Governor and his allies in the All Progressives Congress have visibly taken resolute position in doing everything possible to rubbish the image of President Jonathan's administration, one of which is to use all mercenaries at their disposal to cause breach of public peace, killings, destruction and tension in the land.

The PDP wonders why the mass movement of 486 suspected insurgents into the South three days after the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja, during which Governor Amaechi took time to address his fellow party members, as it was beamed live on national television, calling for revolution, charging them to be fully involved in the revolutionary movement which the APC is poised to carry out against the government in power.

The PDP believes there cannot be any explanation other than the fact that these suspects, who apparently had Port Harcourt as their final destination and discharge point, were brought in not without the consent of the Governor and enemies of the federal government.

The Party also recalls that during the APC's registration exercise in Rivers State, Governor Amaechi masterminded similar incident where over 300 youths were moved in several buses from northern part of the country into the State, the purpose of which the PDP uncovered, was among other things, ostensibly, to register them as APC members in Rivers State. This mission to us is not prejudice to the fact that the Police had declared them suspected Boko Haram members.

To us as a Party, what all of these portend is a situation of war declared by the Governor against the federal government and the masses, as well as a prelude to the anticipated total insecurity and wanton destruction of lives and properties by the Governor and the APC forces during the coming elections in the country.

The PDP however believes that the voice of the people is the voice of God and that a single voice (Amaechi and the APC) calling for anarchy in the land will definitely fail.

It is in the light of the above that the PDP urges the good people of Rivers State, the people of the South-East and South-South and indeed all Nigerians to resist the evil that has reel its ugly head into the area, as they are elements of doom.

The PDP calls for stiff resistance against the Governor's attempts to destroy the State for selfish political ambition, and the unpatriotic means of crapping power employed by the APC.

The Party again commends the Police for their prompt and brilliant efforts in combating these crimes, the arrest of the earlier 300 suspects in Port Harcourt and the latest interception in Abia State the 486 Rivers State bound suspects conveyed in 33 buses.

May we again urge all security agencies in the country to strictly place the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and his allies in the APC under serious surveillance, as doing that will help in forestalling further movements of illegal immigrants and violent elements, as well as strengthens peace and security in the State and the country.

Jerry Needam
Special Adviser, on Media to
State PDP Chairman, Bro. Felix Obuah
Wednesday, June 18, 2014