- The ICC has been asked to put former Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, on the watch list for inciting violence at the APC presidential campaign rally in Port Harcourt
- According to the PDP, Amaechi and the APC should be held responsible should there be any breakdown of law and order in the state
- PDP claimed that President Buhari's government has been rejected by the people of the state
The Peoples Democratic Party asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to put the former Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, on the watch list for inciting violence at the APC presidential campaign rally in Port Harcourt.
In a statement by the PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbndiyan, the threat of violence by Amaechi came few days after President Buhari called on his supporters in Zamfara to get ready to fight.
The party equally recalled similar threat by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state, who declared that members of the global democratic institutions working for peaceful elections would return to their countries in body bags.
The statement read: “It is completely reprehensible that Amaechi, who had the privilege of governing Rivers state for eight years, will resort to importation of thugs into the state and inciting violence, just because the people have rejected President Buhari and because his party has no candidate in the state for the general elections.
“Nigerians understand Amaechi’s frustration as a salesman of a failed product, in President Buhari, which he also attested to in his leaked audio recording, but seeking to vent this frustration on the peaceloving people of Rivers state is totally unacceptable.
“Amaechi should have understood that Nigerians across the board have rejected President Buhari and reached a consensus to elect the people’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as the next president of our country. He should know that no form of intimidation, enticement or blackmail can change that reality.”
The PDP said Nigerians should hold Amaechi and the APC responsible should there be any breakdown of law and order in River state or any other part of the country, before, during and after the election.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transport and direction-general of Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, called on members of the APC in Ondo state to unite in other to defeat the opposition party in the forthcoming election.
Amaechi made the call during the presidential campaign rally held on Tuesday, February 5, in Akure.
According to him, the only way the party can win in the coming election and give the president votes in the state is to unite so that they can defeat the opposition and win in all the election.
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