APC’s hunger for power poses a threat to Nigeria’s unity

By Amako Nneji March 31, 2015 08:24

APC’s hunger for power poses a threat to Nigeria’s unity

Right on the heels of garnering block votes for President Goodluck Jonathan during the on-going collation of the Presidential election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, members of the opposition on Monday threatened to annihilate Easterners, for throwing their weight behind Jonathan’s re-election bid.

Post Nigeria had reported the spurious claims made by the Enugu State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, claiming that the Enugu State presidential election result was manipulated.

The APC had called for cancellation on the alleged grounds that “the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, and security agents connived with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to rig the elections.”

An opposition stooge issued the death threat via a twitter handle which has now been suspended, calling both the north and the south west to come out in enmasse to slaughter all the Igbos for supporting President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid.

The series of vitriolic tweets read; “Nigerians from the North down to the West and South should come out en masse and murder every Igbo.

“It’s time they are gotten rid offsnitch

“Murder every Igbo person; Man, woman. Nigerians shouldn’t let that depraved ethnic group hold them back.

It added; “If Nigeria wants to progress as a nation the most logical thing to do is to eliminate every Igbo. They are a stumbling block.’’

INEC had on Monday declared the Presidential result of Enugu, Imo and Abia States with President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP winning by large margins against his major contender Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of the APC.

Aggrieved by the mass support the Igbos gave to Jonathan of Ijaw extraction, they started engineering hate messages tending towards causing disaffection in the country.

Clearly, the opposition through its inciting statements and threats appears to be planning a disruption of the democratic process which Nigerian Nationalist fought for.

Going by Channels Television’s report, as the Saturday Presidential and National Assembly election process were concluded peacefully in the Northern region, the APC now looks set to fuel ethnic and religious sentiments in the south in order to stir up crisis just and undermine the unity of the southerners.

Similar acts happened in the 1960s when religious tensions mainly between the Hausas of the north and the Igbo of the southeast of Nigeria led to so much carnage.

Statistics revealed that over two million civilians died from forced famine and fighting.