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APC supporters burnt Jonathan’s campaign bus in Jos, president’s aide alleges

APC supporters burnt Jonathan’s campaign bus in Jos, president’s aide alleges
January 11
21:15 2015

Rufai Alkali, special adviser to the president on political affairs, has condemned the burning of two vehicles belonging to the campaign organisation of President Goodluck Jonathan in Jos, Plateau state.

The incident happened on Saturday at Bauchi road in the capital of the state.

Referring to the act as a demonstration of the level of the desperation of the opposition, Alkali said they would not succeed.

“With the way things are going, it seems the ultimate agenda of making Nigeria ungovernable as prophesied by these politicians is underway,” he said.

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“The incidence in Jos, Plateau state, where our campaign vehicles were torched by irate youth underscores the need for vigilance as we progress towards the general elections.

“This criminal behaviour, which is meant to intimidate others and deny them their freedom of choice, stands condemned. We have observed a dangerous trend of politically motivated violence unleashed on innocent Nigerians by supporters of those who have shown desperation to assume political power at all costs.

“While we are not surprised by acts of desperation already shown by these people who have no articulate agenda for nation building, we are amazed at how quickly they are willing to manifest their evil intentions on our dear country.”

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He called on the security agencies to be on the alert, warning political leaders to be mindful of their utterances.

“We invite law enforcement agencies to note the pronouncements of desperate politicians who are bent on fanning the embers of hate and threaten the peaceful conduct of the 2015 election,” he said.

“The leaders whose utterances and conduct have encouraged this kind of behaviour must bear full responsibility for this. We therefore call on the law enforcement agencies to protect and guarantee the safety of every Nigerian legitimately canvassing for votes all over Nigeria.”

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