Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has described as most sacrilegious, the attempt by security operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and policemen to allegedly shoot the State Governor, Chief Barr Nyesom Wike as sacrilege.
The Party said the Governor was intervening in the illegal move to abduct a Federal High Court judge serving in the State in the early hours of Saturday, October 8, 2016.
A statement by the State chairman of the Party, Bro Felix Obuah and signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam said the unruly behavior of the overzealous security operatives is the worst of its kind in the history of Nigeria.
Ohuah, said the target is to find reason to declare a state of emergency in the State.
He noted that the President, the National Assembly members, Judicial Officers, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and all relevant authorities and stakeholders should be put on notice on these acts of recklessness against Rivers State as injury to one is injury to all.
“There is no doubt that the Rivers State experience is exceptional and the democratic abuse by security agencies and their political paymasters is aimed at testing the mindset of the people and if left to stand will definitely go round and translate into a national malaise, the State PDP chairman lamented.
According to him, it’s unheard of anywhere in the world where legally constituted authorities like the DSS and the Police will break into the residence of a legitimate federal judicial officer of the status of a judge for the purpose of arrest in the wee hours of the day, citing order from above as their reason.
“This is an act of brigandage and roguery, worse still when a serving governor intervened, same security agents cocked their guns against the State Chief Executive/Security Officer in the presence of the State Police Commissioner and Director of DSS. This, though real is most unbelievable”.
The State PDP chairman however appealed to Rivers people to remain calm in the face of the unprovoked attack and siege being perpetuated by those opposed to peace in the State so that they can have their way and continue with their exploitation underdevelopment of Rivers State.
“We are happy and grateful God is on our side. Each time they come up with a new strategy to cause mayhem they end up hitting the air because even the gods of the land abhor their intentions.”