Ahead of saturday’s elections in Rivers state, the All Progressives Congress, says it has uncovered plots by the state government and the PDP to get thugs dressed in military uniforms to intimidate and harass voters in some parts of the state.
Publicity Secretary of the party, Darlington Nwauju who made this known yesterday, said the state has a history of violence and killing.
According to him, the lives of Rivers people are not safe, recalling that over 500 members of the party were killed in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni in 2015.
He alleged that security in the state has been compromised, noting that the party will instruct members to defend themselves.
He called on the Federal Government to tell the people of Rivers State especially members of the APC if they should take laws into their hands by defending themselves.
Part of his statement reads,
We want to warn that the APC will instruct their followers to defend themselves because security agencies have refused bluntly to provide security to the people of the state and the opposition members.
We have uncovered plots by the state government and PDP to get thugs dressed in military uniforms to harass and intimidate voters, especially, in Port Harcourt City and Obio/Akpor LGAs.
We boldly say that we have a history of violence and killing which we can recall of killing of over 500 of our members in ONELGA.
We want to put it on record that the security operatives in Rivers State are proactive. President Muhammadu Buhari should take note that the lives of the Rivers people are not safe. On the 18th, Saturday, the Federal Government of Nigeria should tell the people of Rivers State especially members of the APC if they should take the laws into their hands by defending themselves.