By Ayodele Oluwafemi
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has described the recent raid on the Abuja residence of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State as an attack on the nation democracy, urging the Inspector-General of Police to investigate the raid.
The PDP governors’ forum, in a statement, issued by its Chairman and Governor of Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson, on Sunday, in Abuja, noted the raid is an assault on the sensibility and integrity of Ebonyi people.
The governors said that the distance posture of the Nigeria Police makes the raid suspicion, urging the police to unravel the circumstances behind the raid.
Part of the statement reads that:
“It is assault on the sensibility and integrity of Ebonyi people and affront on their fundamental rights, the forum of PDP governors, millions of PDP members and all Nigerians.
“We are worried that the police authorities have denied the foreknowledge of the operation.
“The fact that the police high command, including the Office of the Inspector-General of Police, have distanced themselves from the invasion makes it a suspicious operation.
“We, therefore, urge the Inspector-General of police to probe raid.
“This should be carried out immediately in order to unveil the circumstances and people behind the action.”