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My life is being threatened, Johnny tells AIG

Posted: Apr 17, 2015 at 7:32 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Francis Onoiribholo, Benin
Chairman of Egbema Gbaramatu Community Development Forum and

member of the Delta Waterways Security Committee, Michael Johnny,
on Friday raised an alarm over alleged threat to his life by persons
loyal to one of the Ijaw militant leaders, following his defection
to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP).
Johnny, who addressed journalists in Benin City shortly after
submitting a petition to the Assistant Inspector general of Police (AIG), Zone 5, Benin, said all his security details had been withdrawn since his defection to the APC, alleging, that this was done to intimidate him and his supporters.
According to him, “As I am speaking to you now, my mother is being
harassed and they have cordoned off my residence in Delta with over 1,000 armed boys and why I came to report here is that the police
that they withdrew were not given to me by them. I am wondering why
they will want to withdraw my security so as to endanger my life.
“I am also alerting security agents to watch out for the arms in the hands of the youth. They are not comfortable that I left them for the APC. I am appealing to
the IGP to look into the matter and stop these people from harassing
innocent Deltans.
“I believe that in this democracy, people have their right to defect
to any political party of their choice without any form of
intimidation their choice.”