The Rivers state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the immediate transfer of the state Commander of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) out of the state for allegedly attempting to assassinate the state’s Chief Executive.
The Head of Publicity, Mrs. Chinwe Nnorom, said Wike’s convoy was allegedly ambushed by a contingent of security apparatus led by the SARS’ Commader, Mr. Akin Fakorede and supervised by Amaechi’s ADC, Mr. Debewari.
Their demand comes barely 24 hours after the security aides of the Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike and that of the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaech reportedly clashed in Nwanja junction in Trans Amadi area of the state.
The tension was, however, heightened when some of the SARS operatives allegedly cocked the guns, resulting in the chief security detail to the governor physically chasing the men away.
The drama lasted for over 30 minutes before Governor Wike proceeded on the inspection of some ongoing projects in the state.
But reacting through a press statement, Mrs Nnorom described the unfortunate incident as “an open invitation to anarchy and another plan of the APC to ignite crisis against the state.”
“We condemn this attack in very strong terms and call on President Buhari to order the immediate transfer of Mr. Fakorede of SARS out of Rivers State.
“Any delay in effecting this change will be taken that President Buhari is fully in charge of these ugly activities in the state,” she added.
The opposition party further called on the international community to be aware of the development, stressing that should anything happen to the governor, or his immediate family and aides, the APC and Mr. Amaechi should be held responsible.