The Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has stated during an emergency news conference in Lagos that President Goodluck Jonathan has commissioned security agents to assassinate him on Saturday, March 28, the presidential election day.
Amaechi said the assassination was earlier plotted for February 14, the first date of the presidential election but was shifted to March 28.
Amaechi alleged that the assassination will be carried out by 30 soldiers from Division 2 led by a Major.
He added:“Even yesterday, (Tuesday), the Military had recce in my village. If the president wants me dead, I should let the public know before I am shot dead by the president and his people.
“Citizens are being killed every day. Even those indicted by the police over Okrika killing are still walking the streets free.”
“I know the shooting at Okirika was targetted at me. The Chief of Army Staff and SSS Director, who are from the Southsouth, believe that the second term bid of the President should be a Southsouth agenda.
“People are advising me to travel out of the country. I am being targetted because of my push for change. The president is not too happy. They are conducting polls. But, the actual poll does not favour the president.
“I need the President, the IG, the SSS to guarantee my safety. My security has been depleted deliberately as part of the plot to assassinate me. I have asked for security details, but I have been denied. I have forwarded petitions to the president and the IG. PDP is desperate to win. That is why they are even asking Directors at the Federal Ministries to mobilise for them in their villages.”