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APGA write IGP, says Ikpeazu-led government muzzling freedom of speech



The Grand Alliance of All Progressives (APGA) in the state of Abia has sent an open letter to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on the alleged intimidation of innocent citizens by agents of the Popular Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that This was announced in an open letter addressed to the IGP, Adamu and signed by the president of the state of Abia of the Grand Alliance of All Progressives (APGA), Hon. Nkem Okoro and the Secretary, Dr. Onyebuchi Onyegbule, which was obtained by Latest Nigeria newspaper , on Saturday.

He said: “We, from the state of Abia of the Great Progressive Alliance (APGA), are obliged to call your attention to some very dangerous developments in the state of Abia, which represent a serious threat to the security of life and property in the state , and if not tamed, it could lead to the uncontrollable breakdown of law and order, as well as the possible loss of innocent lives. Specifically, in recent days, an audio recording of a telephone conversation involving the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of the state of Abia in General Duties, and a very close ally of the governor, Mr. Uchenna Erondu Junior, and a citizen of the State, Mr. Ogochukwu Nwaokeoma has been on the trend.

“In that conversation, Mr. Erondu called Mr. Nwaokeoma by phone and warned him not to write anything against the government of the state of Abia, including salary arrears, late pensions and other administration failures. Mr. Erondu went further to threaten the young man that if he went against his advice, he should be prepared to end up as Mr. Erondu’s biological elder brother, Mr. Azubuike Erondu, popularly called MOPOL who had been in detention Police for weeks at The Force Headquarters in Abuja.

“It went further by citing the case of an Augustinian, another critic of the government who was treated mercilessly and silenced permanently. He challenged Mr. Nwaokeoma to go and ask questions about said Augustine. After the threat, it is reported that Mr. Nwaokeoma hid and cannot write his exams as an ND2 student of the Abia Aba State Polytechnic fearing for his life, which is now in danger. ”

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The APGA letter added: “Another case of violence that left Abia was an attack on an innocent woman, named Jane Ogbauta, who recently led hundreds of women in a peaceful protest in Aba during which they made legitimate demands of the government that included road construction, cleaning of city garbage, payment of salaries and pensions, job creation, as well as the need to combat insecurity. Abia state government agents are believed to be behind the violent attack on women and some of their members, as the government issued statements accusing opposition members of sponsoring the protest while condemning women and their members For the protest. There have also been reports of constant threats to the life of this woman by peaceful protest.

“Sir, there have been numerous other acts of violence and threats to the lives of many innocent citizens of government neighborhoods. History has shown that the easiest route to anarchy, especially in a democracy, is when a government that does not work assumes the extreme notoriety of silently shutting down citizens so that they do not make legitimate democratic demands. Therefore, on behalf of millions of citizens of Abia who are currently in a state of panic and agitation, we sincerely appeal that you use your good offices to intervene and ensure that force is not used for revenge against innocent citizens. ”

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He requested that: “You specifically cause an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest and continued detention of Mr. Azubuike Erondu (MOPOL) who had already given the alarm about an alleged plot to poison him in detention given the disclosure of the recording that the registry the government has a hand in its tribulations. ”

“Let us declare that, as a political party and individuals, we have a lot of confidence in the Nigerian Police Force and we trust that it will do everything necessary to free Abia from the state of impunity, especially when the good name of the force is being dragged to her unconsciously or involuntarily.

“Thank you for your anticipated kind response, and accept the guarantees of our highest esteem.”