Governor Amaechi cooling off with drinks ,surrounded by policemen at Force Headquarters
APC supporters at the gate of Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday
(Photos above from Police headquarters)
By Danlami Nmodu
The Nigeria Police Headquarters has released images of the barricade of the entrance of Nigeria Police Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday by members of the All Progressives Congress,APC led by National Chairman of the party Chief John Oyegun and Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi.
Describing the incident as urgly, Police Headquarters confirmed in a statement that the barricade was indeed led by the Oyegun ,national chairman, APC and Governor Amaechi
Evidently unhappy with the incident,the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba advised “political leaders to take their campaigns to the electorate, rather than engage in disruption of government activities and daily chores of Nigerians engaged in the pursuit of their lawful businesses.
“The IGP further urges members of the political class and their followers who have grievances to seek redress in the court of law, rather than disturb the peace of innocent, law abiding citizens.
A statement by Force Spokesman , Ag.CP Emmanuel Ojukwu said “these admonitions are the fallout of an ugly event today, Wednesday November 19, 2014 when some Politicians led by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, barricaded the Entrance Gates of the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Abuja.
“The incident though provocative and uncivilised, ended without any confrontation as the Police exhibited maximum restraint in the face of ceaseless provocation by these leaders and their motley crowd” the police said.
While addressing the APC Salvation Rally at Eagle Square in Abuja Oyegun said among others“What you are seeing here today, which is the first stage of the occupation of Abuja, is just a warning shot.
“If we do not see any discernible change of attitude on the part of the government, then we will move to the next stage on the list of actions that our party intends to take to stop the rot being perpetuated by the PDP-led Federal Government
See more pictures with inscriptions on the banners held by protesters(Credit APC HQ)
Hon Dino Melaye addressing the protesters while APC chair Oyegun Others listen
The Occupy crowd in front of police HQ
More crowd of APC supporters including the physically challenged