The Rivers State Chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN has described as painful and unfortunate the brutal murder of the Chairman.
The ACN in a statement issued and signed by its spokesman, Jerry Needam condemned in very strong terms the rising rate of insecurity in the state, describing it as a drawback on the progressive march of the state to catch up with other civilized parts of the world.
Jerry Needam said it’s regrettable that certain elements and devils incarnate may have sworn to checkmate the radical progressive political opposition in the state which unknown to them, has the capacity to turn back the hand of the clock of the state agitation for justice, equity and freedom etc.
It has therefore become highly imperative the statement further stated, to probe the remote cause of the seeming selective elimination of front line politicians in the state.
Nothing short of full scale investigation the ACN Publicity Secretary argued, is acceptable if the impression of selective killing of opposition politicians in this state must be dismissed.
Mr. Jerry Needam however assured that the voice of virile opposition in the State cannot be suppressed as such attempts will only embolden this voice.
He regretted that the state has still not justified the huge sums of money being earmarked for security of lives and property, alleging that rather than conscientious efforts to contain the ugly situation, the ruling PDP elites are busy building false walls of Jericho around themselves.
Similarly, the ACN spokesman, Jerry Needam has urged the Gov Chibuike Amaechi-led government to stop forthwith, the wanton loss of innocent lives in Ogoni by discontinuing with the Banana Plantation in the area and recourse to a round table discussion with the land owners.
Jerry Needam argued that no development effort is worth the blood of several Sogho community people already shed over the land controversy.
He blamed the Ogoni politicians for toying and playing politics with the issue, saying “this is inhuman and wicked”.
Jerry Needam, JP
Action Congress of Nigeria
Wednesday, June 27, 2012