Abuja - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has recent mass influx of suspected Boko Haram members into South-Southern and South-Eastern states of Nigeria.
It said the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) might be responsible for the development.
"PDP wonders why the mass movement of 486 suspected insurgents into the South three days after the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja, during which Governor Rotimi Amaechi took time to address his fellow party members, as it was beamed live on national television, calling for revolution, charging them to be fully involved in the revolutionary movement which the APC is poised to carry out against the government in power," Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media to the State PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah, Needam said.
He added, "The PDP believes there cannot be any explanation other than the fact that these suspects, who apparently had Port Harcourt as their final destination and discharge point, were brought in not without the consent of the Governor and enemies of the federal government."
He said the party recalled that during APC's registration exercise in Rivers State when Amaechi allegedly masterminded similar incident where over 300 youths were moved in several buses from northern part of the country into the state.
It was said the purpose was to register them as APC members in the state.
"To us as a party, what all of these portend is a situation of war declared by the governor against the federal government and the masses, as well as a prelude to the anticipated total insecurity and wanton destruction of lives and properties by the Governor and the APC forces during the coming elections in the country," Needam continued.
He commended the Police for promptly combating the crimes, by arresting the first 300 suspects in Port Harcourt and the latest 486 in Abia State as they head for Rivers State.
"May we again urge all security agencies in the country to strictly place the Rivers State Governor and his allies in the APC under serious surveillance, as doing that will help in forestalling further movements of illegal immigrants and violent elements, as well as strengthen peace and security in the state and the country," Needam concluded.
- CAJ News
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