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APC cries foul over attempt on Amaechi

30 June 2014, 12:48Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), has  condemned the reported threat on the life of the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi.
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, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has come under threat from the Federal Government and its agents," read the statement.

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. "

"Amaechi has not committed any crime deserving of death and we wish to warn that no such harm must come to him,” Ikanya said in a statement issued in Port Harcourt.
The party noted with dismay that the military allegedly ambushed Governor Amaechi and refused him entry into Ekiti State ahead of last week's governorship election.
The Rivers APC Chairman advised the Federal Government “to channel its energies towards finding a solution to the incessant bombing and killing of Nigerians like chicken by Boko Haram and leave Amaechi alone.”
Amaechi, according to Rivers APC, had 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," the opposition said.

It added, "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 definitely certainly not a justifiable reason to seek to terminate his life,” the statement said.

- CAJ News

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