BreakingNews - Rivers Crisis: CD gives Jonathan, wife 7 days to apologize

 [ Masterweb Reports: Human Rights Campaign for Democracy (CD) reports ] – The campaign for Democracy (CD) has given President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience seven days to apologize over the current mess and crisis in Rivers State.

 

The statement was contained in two-page strong-worded statement issued by CD in Calabar, Cross Rivers State.

 

The statement was signed by Dede Uzor A. Uzor, Chairman, CD South-East and South-South Regions.

 

It said that the present show of shame in Rivers State would be unconnected to Gov. Rotimi Amaechi’s refusal to heed to the first lady’s call for Rivers State government not to demolish shanties in the Port Harcourt Water-Front area.

 

The statement said that again and lately, Gov. Amaechi might be hunted over his personal ambition to contest for the post of the vice-president under Gov. Sule Lamido’s presidential ambition in 2015.

 

``CD is warning Jonathan to desist from creating security and civil crisis in Rivers State; since the state is not the only state in the South-South geo-political region of the country.

 

``CD is unequivocally giving Mr President and his first lady seven-days to re-dress their steps and face the challenges of governance; which chief among them is the present security and economic challenges in the country.

 

``CD is also giving them seven days to apologize to the peace loving people of Rivers State as well as the entire nation for this act of lawlessness,’’ it said.

 

The statement said that if Mr President did not re-dress his steps and apologize; CD would see him as an anti-democratic president.

 

``Who does not believe in freedom of association and choice as stipulated by democratic tenants popularly known World over.

 

``CD is imploring international human rights organizations like Human Rights Watch; United Nations; International Criminal Court (ICC) and international democratic institutions to closely watch and monitor the presidential rascality going on in Rivers State with aim of bring him to justice after his tenure,’’ it warned.   

 

Human Rights Campaign for Democracy (CD) [ Email: uzorauzor4real1@yahoo.com ]

 

*Photo Caption – Map of Rivers State, Nigeria.

 
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