Sunday, January 12, 2014

Police Attack On Senator Abe : APC Calls On President Jonathan To Act Urgently


photoFollowing th attack of police men on members of Save Rivers Movement (SRM), the All Progressives Congress (APC) party through its interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called on President Jonathan to put an end to the reign of impunity in Rivers state.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday, the APC said there is no way a Commissioner of Police in any state will be so bold as to be waging a war against an elected Governor and his aides/supporters if he is not empowered to do so by higher authorities.
According to the APC, these people are obviously carrying out these acts so as to impress the First Lady.
The statement reads in part:
''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).
''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.
The APC therefore called on President Jonathan to act quickly and put an end the impunity as well as restore Rivers state and Nigeria from the brink of lawlessness.

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