THE Presidency has accused the Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of “treason”.
Amaechi, who is the director general of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, had, at a party function in Lagos last Tuesday, canvassed improved funding of the armed forces for counter-insurgency campaign.
But, in a reaction through a statement yesterday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, said Amaechi’s position amounted to a “treasonable pronouncement”.
He also did not spare words in castigating the APC’s presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
Okupe accused him of “compromising his personal integrity and enviable military antecedents” by endorsing the statement issued on his behalf.
The statement reads:”The statement by the Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation asking some soldiers to mutiny against the military authorities is a treasonable pronouncement.
“No responsible Nigerian or political organisation for that matter should ever contemplate encouraging or supporting mutiny in the Nigerian Army under any circumstances whatsoever.
“It is a pity that because of Amaechi’s huge financial commitment to the General Buhari campaign, the presidential candidate of the APC has compromised his personal integrity and enviable military antecedents to endorse such a reckless statement issued on his behalf.”[The Nation]