Attempt On Life Of Gov Wike By Security Operatives, A Sacrilege – PDP*
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 shoot the State
Governor, Chief Barr Nyesom Wike for 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 and is a cause for concern.
Though the target is to find reason to declare a state of emergency in the
State, Bro Obuah noted, 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 bysecurity 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
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, citingorder 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.
Nonetheless, this particular sacrilege of attempting to shoot our Governor
will never be taken kindly,” Bro Obuah said