The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the Department of State Security (DSS) and the Police for their silence on the threats of war by ex-militants, Asari Dokubo and Government Ekpemupolo.
It would be recalled that the duo had threatened Nigeria’s corporate existence if President Goodluck Jonathan should lose this month’s elections. APC said the failure of the security agencies to act is an indication of their double standard and lack of fairness.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said it is insightful to note that the same security agencies that reacted with hysteria to the comments by Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State have suddenly lost their voices when the ex-militants threatened to wage war on the nation.
‘’When Governor Amaechi said soldiers had the right to protest if their welfare was not taken care of, the DSS was at its most efficient level, with its voluble spokesperson threatening fire and brimstone and only stopping short of arresting the governor, despite his immunity.
‘’When the same Governor Amaechi said the APC will form a parallel government if the February 14th and 28th elections are rigged, the same DSS and the police sought to outdo one another with threats and condemnation of what they called ‘inciting comments’, even when Governor Amaechi’s warning was conditional.
‘’Now, the ex-militants have said President Jonathan must be re-elected or they will unleash violence on the country. In other words, it is immaterial whether or not he loses in a free and fair election. There is no clearer indication of impunity than the action of the ex-militants, who issued their threats in the Bayelsa Government House.”