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APC Quarrels With Rambo-Style Intimidation Of Opposition Leaders, Says Jonathan’ll Be Held Responsible If Anything Happens To Tinubu


All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation has warned warned the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against using Rambo-Style intimidation on it leaders even as it also warned that nothing untoward should happen to its leaders, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and that President Goodluck Jonathan would be held liable for their safety.
A statement issued by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Campaign organisation, Garba Shehu said that deployment of troops around the residences of Tinubu and Okorocha for yet-to-be disclosed reasons by the PDP administration is unacceptable and a breach of their fundamental human rights.
Garba Shehu said the deployment of soldiers around the residences of opposition figures without any explanation amounts to intimidation and provocation, which the APC leadership views seriously.
“This Rambo-style intimidation of opposition figures is not acceptable, and this crude show of power should not take place under any democratically elected government.”
Garba Shehu warned that as the Commander-in-Chief, President Jonathan would be held personally liable because he has the overall responsibility for the deployment of troops across the country.
He said that APC Presidential Campaign Organisation is embarrassed by this Presidential abuse of power even as he condemned it.
He accused tha President of trying to intimidate the opposition members, even as the Campaign Organisation reminded President Jonathan that the will of the people is superior to a standing army.
Garba Shehu advised APC supporters throughout the country to remain calm and behave responsibly, reminding Nigerians that if the country could survive military dictators to restore the roots of democracy, they should not be intimidated by tin gods in democratic clothing. [myad]

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