Prosecute Amaechi and others for treasonous statements, Methodist Prelate tells FG

By Post Nigeria January 12, 2015 18:02

Prosecute Amaechi and others for treasonous statements, Methodist Prelate tells FG

The Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Reverend Samuel Chukwuemeka Uche, on Sunday urged President Goodluck Jonathan to prosecute the treasonous statements of some All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftains who said they would form a parallel government if it fails to win the presidential election next month.

The Reverend made the statement at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, during a special church service held to mark the 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, which was attended by Jonathan and other senior government officials.

Rivers State governor and Director General of the Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organization, Rotimi Amaechi, was among the APC’s senior members who have made the threat of forming alternative government if their party is not satisfied with the conduct of the election.

“Votes must be counted and recorded and results written and there should be no forgery.

“Those saying they will form a parallel government or invite the military are committing felony; they should be in prison because they are committing treason,” the prelate stated.

The cleric further charged the federal government to come up with a legislation soonest that would give authorities the power to jail for no less than 12 years any presidential candidate that “misbehaves.”

He commended the Armed Forces for their display of maturity and allowing democracy continue uninterrupted for the past 16 years.

“They should mobilise soldiers and policemen to co-ordinate the elections and any presidential aspirant that misbehaves should be imprisoned for at least 12 years.

“I thank God the Senate President is here. There should be a law that will see that such people should be in prison; not the one that will take three years to pass but the one that will be passed two weeks before elections,” he stated.

He decried the situation that is currently prevailing Nigeria where some so called elder statesmen make unguarded and inciting statements for cheap political favour, instead of working with the current administration to tackle insecurity in the country.