In Rivers ‘Amaechi plans to assassinate our members’, PDP alleges

The allegations were made by the Chairman of the Media and Publicity Committee of the PDP Governorship Campaign Organization, Emma Okah.

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The Rivers State Branch of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that Governor Rotimi Amaechi is planning to use a special unit of the state police to arrest and assassinate some members of the party in the state.

The allegations were made by the Chairman of the Media and Publicity Committee of the PDP Governorship Campaign Organization, Emma Okah.

Okah added that Amaechi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) were planning to use Mossad-trained unit, known as C4I, to disgrace notable PDP leaders, including President Goodluck Jonathan and the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Nyesom Wike.

“PDP has totally lost confidence in the C4I since, by their conduct and operation, the C4I is independent of the control of the Rivers State Police Command,” Okah said.

“A completely scandalous and alarming conspiracy resulting from an unholy alliance between the Government of Rivers State, APC on one hand and a department of the Rivers State Police Command called C4I (pronounced “See For Eye”), on the other, to abduct, assassinate or frame and arrest leaders of PDP in Rivers State and to generally orchestrate political violence, chaos and anarchy in Rivers State,” he added.

“We have uncovered a heinous and shameful conspiracy by the said C4I and APC to arm some young men who would thereafter be arrested while armed with the very weapons given to them by the C4I and APC,” Okah said.

“After their stage-managed arrest, false confessions would be obtained from them in consonance with the orchestrated plan to the effect that they were armed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the PDP governorship candidate in Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, to commit sundry criminal acts including kidnap, armed robbery, and political assassinations,” he added.

“As a means of suppressing evidence and concealing the false confession, the young men would thereafter be killed by the C4I through administering poisons on them. The C4I and their APC co-conspirators would then falsely allege that the president, in concert with Chief Nyesom Wike and PDP are responsible for the murder of the young men,” Okah alleged.

The state PDP also said that it had reported the issues to the state Commissioner of Police, Dan Bature but he had “refused or neglected to investigate the matter.”

The Rivers State government, in response, however stated that the allegations are spurious and laughable.

“It is a shame that PDP, despite its boast of having the numbers and capacity, has gone senile in seeking sympathy and no longer votes. Political parties, prior to elections, seek for votes but in a reversal of sequence, PDP now crawls on its knees begging for sympathy,” Ibim Semenitari, the Commissioner for Information stated.

Semenitari also added that the accusations were simply borne out of the PDP’s fear of failure in the upcoming elections.

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