BreakingNews-2 August 11, 2013 - APGA AMBASSADORS Flays APC on Anambra Deportees

 [ Masterweb Reports ] – APGA Ambassador has described as “unfortunate”, the statement credited to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the 72 human cargoes,dropped at Onitsha by the agents of Lagos State Government. In a statement issued in Awka yesterday by its leader,  Mr.Hilary Ejesieme     said that careful perusal of APC’s statement shows that it was a rehearsal of what those trying desperately to defend the actions  of Lagos State Government had already said, betraying the fact that they merely voice what they have been asked to voice, without seeking the truth.


“The moment these human cargoes were off-loaded at Upper Iweka, a Human Rights group that got wind of it alerted us. We arrived there at 6:15 am only to see over 20 of them at Upper Iweka. Upon enquiry, we collaborated the information we received,namely that many of them had already left for their various States and some back to Lagos.  It was confirmed that there were 72 of them,” APGA  Ambassadors said.


APGA Ambassadors said it was wrong for APC to drag the name of the Governor into the saga, remarking that Obi himself, who is worried over the leakage of the letter to the Press, had come out to say that he had the greatest respect for Gov. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and had also called him on phone over the matter.


Dwelling further on the dumping at Upper Iweka, APGA Ambassadors said the act raised some fundamental questions, of why, for whatever reason, Nigerians should be treated like common criminals in their own country; why the dumping had to be at 2am and not at a normal time; why they were dumped at Onitsha and not Awka the State capital.  APGA  Ambassadors contended that the recent dumping was not the first time such a thing would take place.


“The position of APC on the entire matter is quite perplexing and shows how the partyregards and treats the Igbos. Everywhere in the World, from the USA to Europe, there are still beggars on the Streets and nowhere are they treated like common criminals without rights. All that Obi did in this case, was to say it was wrong to treat Nigerians in such a cavalier manner as the authorities in Lagos did,” APGA   Ambassadors said.


On the documents being flaunted by Lagos State Government, the statement added thatcontrary to the claims by APC that it was the failure of Anambra State to act when notified about the development that led to the dumping of those people, the statement said that investigations showed that Anambra State Liaison Office,  Lagos, reacted to the letter written by the Special Adviser, Lagos State Ministry of Youth & Social Development and requested names and identity of those to be deported and that there was no information from Lagos regarding the actual deportation.


The statement said that it was a matter of grave concern that the names provided by Lagos State as people from Anambra were mostly names foreign to Anambra State such as Andy Oshornogor, Emmanuel Okon, Joseph Eto, Victoria Agboola. It equally noted that names provided as Local governments of origin of those people such as Ikanu, Ogbosili, Obudu were not known to Anambra State.


Also contrary to the claims of Lagos that only 14 persons were dumped, SSS report has over 20 names which they met at the scene after some of them had left.


To betray their motive, APGA  Ambassadors further said the people were brought under the cover of the night with clear intention of dumping them incognito and that luck simply ran out ofthem.


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