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P/Harcourt Shootings: Bring Lawlessness, Reign Of Impunity In Rivers To An End, APC Tells Jonathan

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jona-apcThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to as a matter of urgency put an end to the worsening reign of impunity in Rivers State, which is being perpetrated under his watch by those, who it said are obviously acting to impress him and the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, an indigene of the state.

APC in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the call became necessary following the irresponsible act of brigandage by the police, which stopped a peaceful and lawful rally billed for the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state today by the Save Rivers Movement (SRM), an organization campaigning against the impunity of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-controlled Federal Government against the government and people of Rivers State.

”The police went to the venue of the rally, pulled down the erected canopies and fired tear gas at everyone around there and even into nearby homes, with the result that five children are now feared to have died from suffocation due to this shameful Gestapo-style action of the police, who are being funded by taxpayers to protect the lives and property of the same citizens they are now brutalizing and killing.

”Not only that, they injured the Chief of Staff to Gov. Chibuike Amaechi and fired a supposed rubber bullet, at point blank  range, at Senator Magnus Abe, who is now gravely injured. The Senator is believed to have been deliberately targeted for attack by the police.

”We understand that the exceptional brutal clampdown on the planned rally by the police, who seem to have now surpassed even their own act of brutality against the people of the state, was aimed at impressing the First Lady, believed to be due in Port Harcourt on the same day (Sunday)”, it said.

The opposition party argued that it was unheard of for a Commissioner of Police in any state to be so bold as to be waging a war against an elected Governor and his aides/supporters if not for the fact that he is being empowered to do so by higher authorities, adding that everyone knows that the impenitent Rivers Police Commissioner, Mbu Joseph Mbu believes he is now the de facto Governor of Rivers because he has the support of the Presidency to exhibit impudence.

”Mbu, who is going down in Nigeria’s history as a classic example of an officer of the law turned the biggest violator of the law, has not only defied the resolutions of the National Assembly, he has also thumbed his nose at the ultimatum issued by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). He is the Alternate Inspector General of the Police who takes orders only from a conniving presidency”, the party said.

It said the only reason the impunity in Rivers could have continued unchecked is because it is a dress rehearsal for what is being planned for 2015, hence the party has continued to raise the alarm over the instigated crisis in Rivers.

”Since this reign of impunity started, the Rivers Governor has been barred from accessing his official residence by the police; Members of the State House of Assembly have been tear-gassed and harassed endlessly; the plane owned by the state government has been grounded, using the institutions of state; and even a chartered plane bearing the Governor has been prevented from takeoff, not minding that the member of the state House of Assembly which the plane was supposed to be carrying was not on board. No one has apologized for this chutzpah.

”This is all happening under the watch of a President who has been widely quoted as saying his ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian. The statement now rings hollow, considering what is happening in Rivers and elsewhere, which is generally regarded as a sign of things to come ahead of 2015.

”President Jonathan should act today to bring Rivers State and indeed Nigeria back from the brink of lawlessness. His body language must discourage the likes of Mbu from turning Nigerian into a lawless nation. He must differentiate his position as the leader of the PDP from his perch as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”, APC said

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  1. peter o

    January 13, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Wht a ever a man sows he shall reap! Amechi does not hv respect for mr president so he has feel d heat. Untl he learns in a hard way……

  2. chidi

    January 13, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Peter you are a fool. Rivers people should suffer because Jonathan does not like Amaechi? One day the same thing will befall you then you will know how it feel. IDIOT

  3. ANONYMOUS

    January 13, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    @PETER O, IT’S UNFORTUNATE THAT WE BARE THE SAME NAME. BUT I AM NOT A FOOL LIKE YOU. WITH THE ABOVE STORY, IS THIS THE NONSENSE U HAVE TO POST?. THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THIS INCIDENT, WHO AMONG THEM IS A MEMBER OF GOV. AMECHI’S FAMILY?. MAY GOD ALMIGHTY MANAGE YOUR LIFE THE WAY JONATHAN HAS MANAGED AND HIS MANAGING THE AFFAIRS OF RIVERS STATE AND NIGERIA. TYPE AMEN!

  4. de proph

    January 13, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    amaechi and his .group now want respect from the loyall nigerians,when they are busy insulting the president don,t they know that he gonathan is our president?my father told me that he that worships a king are titled to be a king,so as long as amaechi refused respect the president he will know no peace,since he is not wise enough to know that all that his hausa friend never abuse their own president whether good or bad they know that my own is better than our own infact let tel them that this is just the begining by the time2015 reach they will know that gonathan have more people than them as for rivers state people please l wish u reject amaechi and his boko haram party now before it is too late if not problem is on the way coming since amaechi is possesed with islamic evil spirit and character to the extend of been used to destroy his own house GOD forforbid,but he should be hold responsible.

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

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He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

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Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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