Mr. Hilliard Eta, National Vice Chairman, South-South of the All Progressives Congress APC, on Wednesday lamented that is life is under threat by unknown political thugs operating in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Eta also stated that he would file a formal complaint to the Nigerian Police Force to come to his aid over the development as it is getting very challenging.
While speaking to newsmen in Abuja, Eta stated that some forces are planning to burn the APC national secretariat and attribute the blame on the National Working Committee, NWC, on the grounds that it does not want Chief Victor Giadom to access the premises.
In his word: “We got information that they are going to send thugs from Port Harcourt, they are coming here to burn the Secretariat and make it look like the National Working Committee instigated a fire incident so that the Secretariat will be burnt down and then, they will give the impression that it is the NWC that is burning down the Secretariat because they do not want Victor to come in.
“They have two intentions, that is number one. Number two is that they are going to make an attempt on my life. I just thought that I should let the press know this.
“I am just moving out of my house, I am coming to the Secretariat from there I will report to the police”, Eta added.
Meanwhile, another factional leader and the acting National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Giadom has asked him to make haste and report the development to the Police.
Giadom stated that it is possible that Eta is even the one who has a plan to bring in thugs from Calabar, Cross River to achieve a sinister objective.
According to him, “Ordinarily, I would not have reacted. If he has such information, let him report to the Police. The police have the capability to track such persons. Maybe that is his plan because we all know that there is a ban on interstate movement and it is difficult.
“He should report to the police if he has any such information except of course he is the one planning to bring in people from Calabar,” he stated.