A civil rights group, Anti-Corruption Network has called on the Presidency to be prepared for the “Egyptian treatment” based on alleged role of President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience in the political crisis, rocking Rivers State.
The organization also gave the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, one week ultimatum to remove the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu over his alleged role in the face-off between the Presidency and Governor Rotimi Amaechi, failing which it would mobilize the masses and occupy the Force Headquarters. Executive Secretary of the organization and former member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dino Melaye issued the threats in a statement entitled; “Touch Amaechi, touch Nigeria” made available to journalists.
“What is going on in Rivers State is African magic. We leave Amaechi’s life in the hands of Mr. President and his wife. We give the IGP one week to remove the Commissioner of Police in Rivers state; failure to do so, we shall mobilise Nigerians like never before to occupy the Force HQ in Abuja. The President should get ready for the Egyptian treatment.”Touch Amechi and touch Nigeria. The abuse of law and order by both the anti-Amaechi legislators and the Nigerian Police is not only disgraceful but will not be tolerated by the mass of the people in this country. The Presidency cannot absolve herself from this satanic manifestation.
Who ordered the military withdrawal from Rivers state Government House?” Melaye said since the pressure group does not have another country to call its own “we will do everything within the confines of the law to protect our fragile democracy which the President or his wife does not know how we got it. Usurps will not kill democracy. The battle to safeguard our democracy is a battle of no retreat, no surrender. President Jonathan is behaving as if he has no legacy intentions. Try us and see, I dare the Presidency. Enough is a Enough,” the group said.