APC Raises The Alarm Over Threat To Amaechi’s Life

•Gov. Amaechi of Rivers State

•Gov. Amaechi of Rivers State

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State Chapter, has strongly condemned the reported threat to the life of the State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, by the Federal Government.

The party in a statement by the state Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, described the development as evil, horrendous, unjustifiable and provocative.

“We have noted the alarm raised by the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Public Service Matters, Andrew Uchendu, that the life of the Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has come under threat from the Federal Government and its agents.”

The party condemned what it called “reprehensible plot on the life of an innocent man whose only offence is that he is fighting for the rights of the people who elected him their governor.”

Rivers APC said:  “Amaechi has not committed any crime deserving of death and we wish to warn that no such harm must come to him,” Dr. Ikanya said in a statement issued in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, southern Nigeria.

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The party noted with dismay that Governor Amaechi, apart from being ambushed and refused entry into Ekiti by military personnel acting on orders from above recently, was made to turn back and return to Akure where his chattered aircraft was parked but was chased and rounded by armed soldiers and security personnel in Odudu, Ondo State.

The party further recalled that the captain who led the operation, claimed that he had orders not to allow the governor entry or exit.

The detention attempt and incident at the Kano International Airport recently are still fresh in the minds of Nigerians, the party also said.

Ikanya advised the Federal Government “to channel its energies towards finding a solution to the incessant bombings and killings of Nigerians like chicken by Boko Haram and leave Amaechi alone.”

Amaechi, according to Rivers APC, has suffered enough in the hands of the Goodluck Jonathan administration and should be given a break.

“The Federal Government should understand that Amaechi was duly elected governor by the good people of Rivers State. Any attempt on his life would rightly be seen as an attack against Rivers State and her people. That PDP has lost Rivers State is not a good reason why our governor should be singled out for attack and harassment every time and certainly not a justifiable reason to seek to terminate his life,” the statement said.