Graphic Photos Of Lives Lost At APC Rivers Rally – Amaechi Threatens WAR On Election DayFebruary 13, 2019
Fourteen persons on Tuesday lost their lives at the end of the presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress at the Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The persons died in a stampede around the gate of the stadium as the crowd attempted to leave the venue of the campaign.
Eight other persons were critically injured as they were marched on as people rushed to go home after listening to President Muhammadu Buhari, who was the last speaker at the APC event.
Those who were seen lying lifelessly on the ground include three middle-aged women and a man.
The incident happened around 4pm after the President and his entourage had left the stadium.
Buhari, who is also the presidential candidate of the APC, urged candidates of the party in Rivers State to remain resolute despite the Supreme Court’s ruling barring the party’s candidates from participating in elections scheduled for February 16 and March 2, 2019.
He said, “I congratulate the Rivers APC family for your strength to agree to be here since 6am in your numbers despite the effort to demoralise you. They say you are not allowed to contest in the elections in Rivers State, but I assure you, justice will be done.
“I urge all party members to listen to obey party rules; I will not allow any security agency to intimidate and disenfranchise anyone from voting despite party affiliation in any part of the country.”
The APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, said the courage of the APC in Rivers State would put its enemies to shame.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, stated that the APC in Rivers was battle ready to ensure victory for Buhari.
Meanwhile on social media, Rotimi Amaechi is trending because he is quoted to have threatened violence in Rivers on election day.
@Jacksonpbn wrote,’Amaechi is threatening violence in Rivers state on Saturday. His children are in England, Ireland and Canada. They won’t be back Saturday to vote in Rivers and they won’t be used for the violence Amaechi has promised. If u are from Rivers State, ask Amaechi to bring his children.
@Govwike wrote,’The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi at the APC Presidential Campaign Rally, sang a war song in Igbo Language, threatening to unleash violence on Rivers State during the forthcoming elections.
@Oghenekevwe_ wrote,’Amaechi is accusing PDP of violence whereas the PDP in Rivers state have been going for campaigns in various LGAs & there have been no death or record of violence, just one day APC had their rally over 7 people died. Which is actually the violent party?
@effalixumab wrote,’Amaechi Threatened War In Rivers State Yesterday, And Just After Some Few Hours; Four People Died In Their Own Rally Have You Heard Anything Relating To Death In Any @OfficialPDPNig Rally? Vote Wisely And #LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain
@KerryMels wrote,’Election no be War! Unfortunately Amaechi and the APC are violent in their words and actions.
Click link to watch the video of Rotimi Amaechi speaking.
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