PORTHARCOURT – The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has uncovered a plot by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to use the police to clamp down on its leaders with a view to keeping them out of circulation during the forthcoming general elections.
Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, raised the alarm about the sinister plot in a statement issued Sunday in Port Harcourt.
The statement was signed by the Senior Special Assistant, Media and Public Affairs to the state APC chairman.
According to the chairman, “Our attention has been drawn to a sinister plot by the Rivers State PDP in conjunction with the Special Armed Robbery Squad (SARS) of the State Police Command to launch what they call the mother of all operations, code-named ‘Operation Total Crippling of Rivers APC’ aimed at ensuring that none of our leaders walks the streets freely during the forthcoming elections.”
He quoted those privy to the plot as disclosing that leading APC members are to be code-named ‘ANTS’ to be crushed without any mercy.
“The strategy to be adopted is for the PDP leadership to come up with fabricated petition alleging that the 300 APC leaders to be arrested are cultists, kidnappers or armed robbers.
“The plot is to keep at bay all the strong men behind the election of the APC candidates until after the elections of March 28, and April 11, 2015.
“Should this ploy fail, both Dr. Dakuku Peterside and Hon Asita Okorie Asita, the gubernatorial and deputy gubernatorial candidates respectively of Rivers APC, shall be arrested and kept incommunicado until after the elections,” according to the statement.
He alleged that Promise Wosu, the Head of SARS in Rivers State, to be assisted by Samuel Nwanosike a.k.a Ishi, is to ensure the success of the clamedown on the ‘ANTS’.      “It is also a fact that Ishi is the Head of Security of Wike’s Campaign Organisation aka New Generation”.
According to the Rivers APC Chairman, “part of the strategy is to plant guns in the residences and business outfits of some of the leading APC Leaders and use the Police to search and arrest them accordingly.
The Special Unit has already swung into action, doing the bidding of the PDP by arresting some of those in the 300-man list.
In this regard, Hon. Bouchi Nsirim was picked up at Aluu while addressing APC members going for the Buhari Rally last week Thursday, while Hon. Prince Adele Sam Wobo was picked up at Rumueme after a successful APC rally at Rumueme. Hon. Bestman Amadi was attacked at Rukpoku.
Others arrested so far are Hon Tony Gboms, Alhaji Onukem and Hon. Charles Anyanwu, Caretaker Chairman, Etche Local Government Area.
Assassination attempt was made on Hon Wanjoku Chikere Azubuike a member of Rivers State House of Assembly, representing Ikwerre on January 28 2015 at his residence in Port Harcourt while on 21st February, 2015 a combined team of armed personnels invaded his country home, leaving tales of woes behind.
“In the eyes of this new marriage between PDP and SARS, it is a taboo for anybody to be a member of APC and it is a higher crime to decamp from PDP to APC. That was the crime committed by Hon  Rock Ahunaya, Hon. Roger Ahunaya and Romeon Ahunaya From Ipo Village in Ikwerre Local Government Area as they were arrested without any charge for the heinous crime of defecting from PDP to APC.”