February 12, 2019

Press Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the International Criminal 
Court (ICC) to immediately list the Director General of the Buhari 
Campaign Organization and Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, for 
inciting violence with war songs at the All Progressives Congress (APC) 
Presidential Campaign rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on Tuesday.

The PDP notes that the threat of violence by Rotimi Amaechi which came 
few days after President Muhammadu Buhari called on his supporters to 
get ready to fight; as well as the threat by Governor Nasir el-Rufai of 
Kaduna state, who declared that members of the global democratic 
institutions working for peaceful elections will return to their 
countries in body bags, have all exposed APC’s plot against peaceful 
elections in Nigeria.

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 his party has no candidate in the state 
for the general elections.

Nigerians understand Amaechi 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 
peace-loving 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 therefore urges Nigerians to hold Amaechi and the APC 
responsible should there be any breakdown of law and order in River 
State or any other part of our country, before, during and after the 


Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary
Director, Media & Publicity
PDP Presidential Campaign Organization