‘Touch Amaechi, touch Nigeria’: Presidency should prepare for Egyptian treatment – Anti-corruption Network threatens


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Civil society groups and labour unions have issued an ultimatum to the Federal Government concerning the crises in Rivers. The Anti-Corruption Network headed by Dino Melaye has threatened that the Presidency should prepare for the “Egyptian treatment”, whilst also giving the IG of police, a one-week ultimatum to redeploy the Commissioner of Police in the State, Joseph Mbu.

In a statement entitled, ‘Touch Amaechi, touch Nigeria’, the head of the organization, Dino Melaye said:

“What is going on in Rivers State is African magic. We leave Amaechi’s life in the hands of Mr. President and his wife. We give the IGP one week to remove the Commissioner of Police in Rivers State; failure to do so, we shall mobilise Nigerians like never before to occupy the Force Headquarters in Abuja. The President should get ready for the Egyptian treatment.

“Touch Amechi and touch Nigeria. The abuse of law and order by both the anti-Amaechi legislators and the Nigerian Police is not only disgraceful but will not be tolerated by the mass of the people in this country. The Presidency cannot absolve itself from this satanic manifestation. Who ordered the military withdrawal from Rivers State Government House?”

The statement added that, “it will do everything within the confines of the law to protect Nigeria’s fragile democracy which the President and his wife do not know how we got it.”

“Usurps will not kill democracy. The battle to safeguard our democracy is a battle of no retreat, no surrender. President Jonathan is behaving as if he has no legacy intentions. Try us and see. I dare the Presidency. Enough is Enough.”

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