PDP Alleges Threat To Life Of Media Adviser
The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged threats on the life of the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the State Chairman, Jerry Needam by the Commander of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS in Rivers State, Akin Fakorede; the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as well as his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
PDP in a statement in Port Harcourt said information available to it affirms that some F-SARS officers were trailing
Mr Needam over the publication that exposed Akin Fakorede’s invasion of INEC Collation Center in Bori and the hijack of materials and the Electoral Officer (EO) as well as shooting of innocent Ogonis.
He added that Akin Fakorede also in the process arrested PDP Assembly Candidate for Khana Constituency 2, Prince Ngbor, popularly called PIKORO.
The PDP disclosed that since after exposing these ignoble activities of the FSARS Commander, Needam has been receiving death threats from anonymous callers and text messages..
The party wondered why any sane individual would contemplate harming Needam, a professional journalist who was duly accredited by INEC to cover the elections.
It noted that regardless of his position as media aide to the State PDP Chairman, Jerry Needam is duty bound as a journalist to report the outcome of the elections as a social responsibility to the public.
The PDP declared that no amount of threat or intimidation by men of F-SARS would deter him from carrying out his constitutional obligation to members of the public.
“As a journalist and someone who is also a labourer in the vineyard of God, he is not expected to compromise what is right, just and fair”, PDP said, reaffirming that Akin Fakorede’s activities at the Bori Collation Center on Sunday, March 10, 2019 were condemnable and a threat to democracy in the country.
“Jerry Needam would never cease to speak against evil in all its ramifications and no amount of intimidation would cow him from saying the truth at all times”, the party stated.