THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY
CAMPAIGN ORGANISATION, RIVERS STATE
- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Campaign Organisation, Rivers State, is constrained to bring to the Attention of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan PhD GCFR, the Inspector General of Police, the National Security Adviser, the Director General, Department of State Security (DSS) and the good people of Rivers State, nay Nigerians, of a completely scandalous and alarming conspiracy resulting from an unholy alliance between the Government of Rivers State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on one hand and a department of the Rivers State Police Command called C4I (pronounced “See For Eye”) on the other, to abduct, assassinate or “frame and arrest” leaders of the PDP in Rivers State and to generally orchestrate political violence, chaos and anarchy in Rivers State.
- We have uncovered a heinous and shameful conspiracy by the said C4I and APC to arm some young men who would thereafter be arrested while armed with the very weapons given to them by the C4I and APC. After their stage-managed arrest, false confessions would be obtained from them in consonance with the orchestrated plan to the effect that they were armed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Gubernatorial Candidate of the PDP in Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, CON, to commit sundry criminal acts including kidnap, armed robbery, and political assassinations. As a means of suppressing evidence and concealing the false confession, the young men would thereafter be killed by the C4I through administering poisons on them. The C4I and their APC co-conspirators would then falsely allege that the President in concert with Chief Nyesom Wike CON with and the PDP are responsible for the murder of the young men.
- We find this conspiracy most despicable and incomprehensible. We also note that the said conspiracy by itself is criminal in nature.
- Prior to this time and just to mention one out of several cases, the C4I had attempted to abduct and possibly eliminate a member of the PDP in Rivers State, Tonye Adoki Ayella. Mr. Ayella, who is the PDP’s candidate to represent Port Harcourt Constituency 2 in the Rivers State House of Assembly in the 2015 General Election, was saved from abduction and possible elimination by security men attached to Rt. Honourable Evans Bipi, the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly. This matter was reported to the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Police Command, who has refused or neglected to investigate the matter.
- The leadership of the PDP in Rivers State has consistently also informed the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Police Command of the consistent threats that C4I, which Governor Amaechi and his APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Honourable Dakuku Peterside have converted to the terror wing of the APC and the Rivers State Government, poses to the lives of the members of the PDP in Rivers State. We are, however, unaware of any action taken by the Commissioner of Police on these reports.
- In fact, we make bold to say that C4I is now a parallel police force in Rivers State that can conveniently be called the “Rivers State Police Force” since by their conduct and operation C4I is obviously independent of the command and control of the Rivers State Police Command. We categorically state that the PDP in Rivers State has totally lost confidence in the C4I.
- The Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Organisation therefore calls for the following:
(1) The immediate investigation by the Inspector General of this scandalous plot to discredit the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Chief Nyesom Wike CON, particularly the involvement of C4I, a security agency in the conspiracy;
(2) The immediate disbanding of the said C4I, the debriefing of its members and their reposting out of Rivers State;
(3) The prosecution of all C4I personnel involved in the nefarious plot which insofar as it concerns the President is treason.
- The PDP also calls on the Inspector General of Police to ensure that this Israeli trained special unit, the C4I, is not used any further by the APC or any other political party for that matter, as its terrorist wing in Rivers State. It is rather incomprehensible and shameful that a special Police Squad created and funded by the Rivers State Government to contain the menace of Kidnapping in Rivers State is now the very organisation that the Government of Rivers State would be using for acts of abduction, kidnapping, planned assassinations, and political chicanery.
Dated this 7th day of March 2015
Barrister Emma Okah
Chairman, Media and Publicity Committee
PDP, Campaign Organisation, Rivers State