2019 ELECTIONS MAY BE VIOLENCE, CLERIC WARN BUHARI.
..ABE DENOUNCES VIOLENCE IN RIVERS APC.
An Ekiti-based renowned cleric, Prophet Olu Alo, has said that the greatest challenge confronting the nation ahead of 2019 is insecurity. He, therefore, warned President Muhammadu Buhari that next year’s general elections might involve killings if he fails to accord the nation’s security priority attention.
Alo, who spoke during the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) yearly spiritual programme at Erio-Ekiti Mountain yesterday, urged the President to tackle killings by herdsmen in particular. The cleric, who lamented that dastardly acts are now common among politicians, said: “Some politicians are desperate and blood-sucking leaders.
Besides, an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe, has denounced a resort to gun violence ahead of the party’s primaries. Abe, who tasked the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to launch an investigation into the attack on a factional APC secretariat that was vandalised by suspected party thugs at the weekend, said last Saturday’s vandalisation of the party’s new secretariat by hoodlums and the whole idea of bringing guns into politics were to intimidate people and create fear in the minds of political rivals.
However, the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, has dismissed insinuation that the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, authorised the attack on the secretariat. Peterside said while it was not right for some aggrieved members to open a parallel office, it was even more heinous for anyone to attack the secretariat. According to him, Amaechi will never support anyone to take laws into their hands.