The All Progres?sives Congress Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has urged President Good?luck Jonathan and his par?ty, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to call to or?der Niger Delta ex-mili?tants who have threatened to wage war against the country in the event their ?son? loses the February 14 presidential election.
The organisation said in a statement by Garba Shehu, director of Media & Publicity of the cam?paign, that the irrespon?sible ultimatum by the ex-militants is not only a barbaric threat on the sov?ereignty of our republic, but goes against the spirit and letter of the non-vio?lence pact to which Presi?dent Jonathan is a signa?tory.
Shehu observed that the declaration of war against the state is caus?ing panic and concern among Nigerians, who are already embattled by so many challenges, particu?larly of insecurity, which has been begging for at?tention.
The APCPCO reminded President Jonathan that as commander-in-chief it is his primary responsi?bility to ensure the pro?tection of the citizens and their properties, and that such open declaration of war by the ex-militants and several other acts of violence need to be de?nounced by him in the interest of the democracy, unity and stability of Ni?geria.
According to Shehu, these drumbeats of war, by elements associated with President Jonathan, need to change to peace beats so that the citizens, especially the youth, are encouraged that the sustenance of the coun?try?s democracy is better achieved through the bal?lot and not the bullet.
The APC organisation called on the president to make good on his declara?tion that his ?re-election is not worth the blood of any Nigerian,? by calling these war mongers in his domain to order.
The campaign noted that the latest threat is not an isolated act, as the threat on General Muhammadu Buhari by Governor Fayose and the attacks on the party?s of?fices and rally in Rivers are pointers of coordinat?ed insurrection against the APC ahead of next month?s general elections

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