The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has sounded an alarm of plot to assassinate its candidate in the Rivers South-East Senatorial District rerun election, Senator Magnus Abe.
APC made the allegation after PDP had in a statement on Sunday called for the removal of Abe’s police aides in line with the subsisting order withdrawing all police attachment to private individuals and politicians.
Responding to the call, APC, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Chris Finebone, asked whether the call for the removal of Abe’s security detail does not suggest a plot to murder the politician.
The statement reads in part, “The APC is compelled to ask a number of questions following this recent display of unbridled obsession with Senator Abe’s personal security details.
“Have Felix Obuah and the PDP gone into selective amnesia so soon by not recalling that not long ago, Nyesom Wike, as Minister of State for Education, strutted around the state with more soldiers and Special Forces personnel than the then governor, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi?”
“Could the scrutiny of Senator Abe’s personal protection security details and arrangements be part of a grand plot to assassinate him as being rumoured since he cannot be stopped as directed by the governor?
“Assuming without conceding that Senator Abe has the security personnel the PDP stated, what is the real or imaginary reasons behind such a meticulous and painstaking study of an individual’s personal security architecture by Felix Obuah and the PDP?”