Dr Austin Tam-George, the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) plans to launch a “campaign of anarchy” in the state in the coming weeks.
Tam-George raised the alarm saying the Rivers APC might be working in close coordination with little known “civil society” organizations and other faceless groups to instigate crisis in Rivers State.
In a statement signed by the commissioner, the plan includes a series of state-wide riots in apparent protest against the Rivers State government, and Governor Nyesom Wike.
Tam-George said the Gov's role in challenging the impunity by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS), during the arrest of a federal judge in Port Harcourt might be used as the reason for creating the planned protest.
"The objective of the APC might be to create a “climate of lawlessness”, which could lead to bank robberies, attacks on strategic state assets, random assaults on young women in the streets, and scare mongering in places of worship," the Commissioner said.
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Tam-George, however called on security agencies to closely monitor the activities of Rivers State APC leaders in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt, in order to forestall the breakdown of law and order in the State.