A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that the shooting that took place in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, during the rally organised by the Save Rivers Movement, a mobilisation group of the All Progressives Congress, is an indication that President Goodluck Jonathan is leading Nigeria to hell.
He, however, said that the President must know that no amount of intimidation would silence the voice of opposition in the country.
The former minister, who said this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, described the attack as disheartening.
He said, “The attack on Senator Magnus Abe and other members of the APC in Port Harcourt today by agents of Nigeria’s security forces are disheartening and exceptionally dangerous.
“Just a couple of days ago Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso’s father was attacked and some of his people killed in Kano by unknown gunmen. Such wickedness, intolerance and evil is rarely seen.
“Let those that believe that they can silence the voices of the opposition with threats of violence and death be rest assured of one thing – we cannot be intimidated and neither can we be silenced.”
He said the country was told about the training of snipers and list of opposition figures being drawn up for assassination, but regretted that policemen were now openly attacking the same innocent Nigerians and opposition figures that they are being paid to protect.
He said, “The President is leading Nigeria on the road to hell. The madnesss, the attacks, the killings, the insults, the persecution, the wickedness, the impunity and the intimidation has to stop forthwith or else the consequences will be grave for the continued unity of our country. “