Wpid Lai Mohammed
Apc Warns Of Impending Anarchy In Rivers State

Alhaji Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned of the impending anarchy in Rivers State that may have far-reaching consequences beyond the state.
The Interim National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the appropriate statement in Abuja on January 21, 2014, Tuesday.
The statement pointed out that the looming crisis could only be averted if ?President Goodluck Jonathan urgently reins in his supporters who, backed by a gross-partisan police, have now resorted to bringing in ex-militants from neighbouring states? to attack residents of the state.
?Having lost confidence in the ability of the police to protect them and keenly aware of the President?s deliberate refusal to allow peace to reign in their state, the patience of the people of Rivers is wearing thin, and there is an increasing possibility that they may resort to self help, which can only result in a blood bath.
?Because we abhor anarchy, which is the very antithesis of democracy, we hereby call, for the umpteenth time, on (President) Jonathan to act today to stop the looming anarchy in Rivers, unless of course, he is bent on throwing the country he was elected to govern into chaos,? Lai Mohammed said.
The opposition party #1 also warned that the decision of the ?desperate pro-Jonathan politicians and their supporters in Rivers to resort to ferrying in ex-militants from Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom states to unleash mayhem in Rivers and make it ungovernable for Governor Chibuike Amaechi, will have far-reaching consequences in the months ahead.?
The party feared that the crisis could revive militancy not only in Rivers State but in the entire South-South.
?The ex-militants, who are being hired daily by the anarchists in Rivers today, will turn against them and the people tomorrow when, one way or the other, the present situation in the state is resolved. The outcome will be a resurgence of insecurity, including hostage taking and attacks on oil and other infrastructure, in the entire region.
?This is why we are warning those who believe they are having a free rein today to tarry a while and retrace their steps,? the statement concluded.


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