Buhari Threatens To Drag Jonathan Before ICC As Atiku Disowns Defectors To PDP
The Presidential Campaign Organization of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, General Muhammudu Buhari, has said that he will submit a petition against President Goodluck Jonathan to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague.
The APCPCO said in a statement on Wednesday and signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, that the petition follows the massive terror unleashed on the residents of Lagos by armed pro-Jonathan groups under the dubious cover of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC).
The ethnic militia groups had on Monday organised a road protest in the commercial city of Lagos demanding the sack of National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, over alleged mishandling of affairs of the commission.
However, the APC Presidential Campaign spokesman said that the machete-wielding and gun-bearing armed pro-Jonathan groups marched round the major streets of Lagos, harassing and intimidating motorists, chanting anti-Jega songs in a manner that gave them away as acting the carefully-prepared script for the truncation of the general elections.
“There was such disruption to the tranquility of the city that warranted the citizens scampering for safety in all directions, a foretaste of the violence they plan to unleash on Election Day.
“Our investigations have confirmed that Monday’s (16th March, 2015) show was a dress-rehearsal for the main disruption planned for the general elections. Lagos, and the entire South West, being a stronghold of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been marked for massive dishevelling commotion that would involve killings, maiming and kidnapping.
“Our findings have further shown that the recent Nine Billion naira (N9 billion) Pipeline surveillance contract to OPC and some militant groups in Southern Nigeria was the elixir for the latest crude impudence of the pro-Jonathan armed groups. Indeed, the contract award was indeed a subterfuge for the mobilization of these murderous militant groups for the destruction of lives and property to force the desire of the re-election of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan on the Nigerian people.”