by Azubuike Azikiwe
Rotimi Amaechi strongly believes that there’s a grand scheme to eliminate Dakuku Peterside, his annointed successor.
According to the Rivers state governor, those hired to assassinate the APC governorship candidate in the state, were being “housed and catered for by Nyesom Wike”, who is the PDP governorship candidate in Rivers.
Amaechi made the allegation while speaking with journalists in Port Harcourt on Monday, March 16, where he also accused the Nigerian Police of working in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“You will recall that on February 17, 2015, there was an attempt on the life of the APC governorship candidate, Hon Dakuku Adol Peterside, when he went for a campaign rally in Okrika.From reliable intelligence available to the APC, it is believed by the PDP that assassinating Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside is the last resort and only way of stopping the victory of the APC in the forthcoming elections based on the popularity and acceptability of the APC Candidate amongst Rivers voters.”
“The fears of the Campaign Organization are however heightened by the recent act of withdrawal of Police Security from top APC chieftains in the State including (incredulously) that of her governorship candidate, Hon. Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside. This fear is fuelled by the unanswered question as to whether this withdrawal of security personnel is linked to the aforesaid story of plans to assassinate Dr. Peterside.”
“Those hired for this assassination attempt are still roaming free in Port Harcourt, housed and catered for by Barrister Nyesom Wike, the PDP governorship candidate in Iwaikwowo Hotel, off Oroekpo road, owned by one Promise Onuoha, Nyesom Wike’s cousin.”
“Unfortunately the Nigeria Police Force in Rivers State has led to a great escalation of these acts of killings, unlawful arrests and detention on frivolous and unsubstantiated reasons as well as constant and un-abating harassment using the very same police meant to protect all sides. Specifically DCP John Amadi, DC Operations and Promise Nwosu, head of SARS are in the fore of this.”