• Go tell police, not my business – Giadom replies
By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressive Congress (APC) led by Abiola Ajimobi, yesterday raised the alarm that his political opponent has dispatched thugs from Portharcourt City, River State, to storm the national Secretariat of the ruling party and set it ablaze.
Hilliard Eta, who has been acting for Ajimobi, alleged also that his life is under threat, adding that he will go and report to the police to put them on notice.
According to him, the threat is coming from thugs dispatched from Port Harcourt, Rivers with sole intention to torch the national secretariat in protest for the continued stay of Chief Victor Giadom in the APC.
“We got information that they are going to send thugs from Port Harcourt, they are coming here to burn the Secretariat and make it look like the National Working Committee instigated a fire incident so that the Secretariat will be burnt down and then, they will give the impression that it is the NWC that is burning down the Secretariat because they do not want Victor Giadom to come in.
“They have two intentions, that is number one. Number two is that they are going to make an attempt on my life. I just thought that I should let the press know this. I am just moving out of my house, I am coming to Secretariat, from there I will report to the police”, he said.
It would be recalled that the NWC faction under Eta claimed that Giadom had lost his membership of the party, citing an order of court. Eta even went ahead to swear in Worgu Boms as replacement for Giadom who maintained he is the authentic Acting National Chairman of APC.
“He is the aim of the thugs was to blame the members of NWC for any breakdown of law”, he said.
Meanwhile, responding to the allegation, the factional chairman of the APC, Victor Giadom, asked the Ajimobi faction to go to the police if they have such information, saying he would not have responded to the allegation.
“Ordinarily, I would not have reacted. If he has such information, let him report to the Police. The police have the capability to track such persons. Maybe that is his plan because we all know that there is a ban on interstate movement and it is difficult.
“He should report to the police if he has any such information except of course he is the one planning to bring in people from Calabar”, Giadom said.