Nothing Must Happen To Tinubu, Okorocha, APC Warns JonathanLatest News, News, Nigeria 2015 Election Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – The APC Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has warned that nothing untoward should happen to its leaders, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and that President Goodluck Jonathan would be held liable for their safety.
A statement issued by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Campaign Mal. Garba Shehu, said deployment of troops around the residences of Tinubu and Okorocha for yet-to-be disclosed reasons by the PDP administration was unacceptable and a breach of their fundamental human rights.
The statement said the deployment of soldiers around the residences of opposition figures without any explanation amounts to intimidation and provocation, which the APC leadership views seriously.
“This Rambo-style intimidation of opposition figures is not acceptable, and this crude show of power should not take place under any democratically elected government,” Shehu said.
Shehu warned that, as the Commander-in-Chief, President Jonathan would be held personally liable because he has the overall responsibility for the deployment of troops across the country.
The APCPCO expressed not only embarrassment, but also condemned this abuse of power by the President in order to intimidate the opposition members.
The Campaign reminded President Jonathan that the will of the people is superior to a standing army.
It advised APC supporters throughout the country to remain calm and behave responsibly. The statement reminded Nigerians that “if the country could survive military dictators to restore the roots of democracy,” they should not be intimidated by tin gods in democratic clothing.
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