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Ogoni Leaders Accuse APC of Plotting  to  rig in connivance with GOC  6 Division, General Sarham and SARs Commander, Akin Fakorede 

Ogoni Leaders from the Four Local  Government Areas  of Khana, Gokana, Tai and Eleme in Rivers State  have expressed concern over the plan by the APC to rig the Presidential Elections in the Four Local Government Areas through the active support  the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division of  the Nigerian Army, Major General Jamil Sarham and the State Commander of Special Anti-robbery Squad, SARS, Akin Fakorede.
In a press conference on Wednesday  in Port Harcourt, Spokesman of the Ogoni Leaders , Senator Lee Maeba  decried the actions of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Major General Jamil Sarham and Rivers SARs Commander, Akin Fakorede  to sabotage the peaceful  conduct of the  general elections in the Ogoni Local Government Areas.
They said: “Contrary to the demand for neutrality prescribed by the code of conduct regulating the engagement of security agencies on  electoral duties, Major General Jamil Sarham and Akin Fakorede have become partners and active participants  in the politics of the state on the side of the APC.
“We experienced an indication of Major General Jamil Sarham romance with the APC when he sent soldiers  to turn back our people from getting to their communities  on Friday 15th February, 2019 , 24hours before the time for the restriction of movement of persons imposed by the Inspector General of Police for the purpose of the rescheduled General elections “.
The Ogoni Leaders said that their experience with Akin Fakorede  and his SARs Personnel  on 15th February  2019 was more worrisome as without reason, SARS personnel arrested and detained PDP members  in the Four Ogoni Local Government Areas.
According to them: “The primary plan of the APC for the general elections is to use armed  thugs to attack polling stations, shoot sporadically to scare voters on the queue and cart away voting materials, especially in Ogoni areas where voter turnout is likely to be very high and overwhelmingly  for the PDP.
“Already, APC leaders in the area, including Victor Giadom  have stockpiled  his country home in Bera, Gokana Local Government Area with hired mercenaries and ammunition to be used  to sabotage  the general elections in the area “.
The Ogoni Leaders  noted that there are confirmed reports that  the APC leaders have procured operational  vehicles with military  colours, which would  be  used to unleash mayhem on voters on Election Day.
“The roles of  Major General Jamil Sarham and Akin Fakorede in this unholy enterprise are very specific.  They are to provide adequate  military and police backing for the APC armed thugs to have free reign in our communities and inflict maximum damage to the conduct of the elections so much that  INEC may have no other option than to void the exercise in the entire Ogoni area to the disadvantage of the PDP.
“Mr Akin Fakorede’s SARs is due to unleash his   operatives to brazenly  interfere  with the election process, prevent PDP Agents from  accessing collation centres and arrest and detain  prominent leaders of the PDP until after the elections as was the case during the  2016 rerun elections “, the Ogoni Leaders declared.
The Ogoni  Leaders stated that the people of the area are peace loving and law abiding, hence they don’t  want anybody to disturb their peace, kill their people and destroy their property  in the name of elections.
“We call on all Nigerians  and the International Community, especially the United States, Britain and European Union to hold Major General Jamil Sarham and Akin Fakorede responsible for any violence and or loss of  lives and property in Ogoni-land uring the 2019 General election “, the Ogoni Leaders declared.
They stated that they have no confidence in Major General Jamil Sarham. They requested the Chief of Army Staff to withdraw him and his men from election  duties in Rivers State.
The Ogoni Leaders also requested the withdrawal of  Rivers SARS Commander, Akin Fakorede from  Rivers State, stating that they have lost confidence in him.
They decried the plot to exploit the extra judicial shoot at sight order of Mr President to kill and maim Ogoni voters and supporters  perceived  to be against the APC.
 
AmarSim Associations Development Consultants

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