CPC Berates Jonathan over Rivers Crisis



CPC 600Opposition Congress for Progressive Change,CPC said the crisis in Rivers has “become a cause for concern among Nigerians. The horrific spectacle, to us the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), is a clear manifestation of the leadership deficit the Nation’s presidency.”The party’s statement issued by its Spokesman Rotimi Fashakin also berated President Goodluck Jonathan over the crisis .
“As a Party, we know that Nigeria is not a Monarchy, where Statehood is synonymous with the of the holder of Executive Authority. The President, through subterranean means, had unduly increased the entropy level of the Political firmament in Rivers state for self-conceit. This, we believe, is unbecoming of a statesman. The National Assembly has the responsibility to investigate the President in the Rivers state saga. If found culpable, he should be impeached forthwith!”Fashakin said.
He recalled that “The cause of the fracas was that on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, a group of five legislators- led by Mr. Evans Babakaya Bipialaka- sat (in an inquorate manner) ahead of the twenty-seven other house , with the sole purpose of impeaching the incumbent Speaker, Mr. Otelemaba Amachree. Apparently, as a way of executing this nefarious act, the group of five procured another mace that was different from what was in the custody of the incumbent speaker of the House of Assembly.
CPC said ,“As a Party, we have noted that this shameless act, which bears all the trappings of he executive recklessness and impunity embedded in the Nation’s presidency, had been rumoured for more than three months ago as being the final solution in the war of attrition between President Goodluck Jonathan and the Rivers state Governor, Mr Rotimi Amaechi. Despite the denials of the President’s media aides, who have perfected unscrupulous mendacious posturing, we believe strongly that the Presidency is the epicenter of the current security challenges in Rivers state.
CPC also berated the Commissioner of Police,Mr. Joseph Mbu. “We have noted the demeanour of Mr. Joseph Mbu, the Commissioner of Police in Rivers state, which the House of agreed, is unbecoming of a patriotic Police officer. We have also noted that the tumultuous entry of the lady Patience Jonathan into Port-Harcourt in June was for the wedding of Mr. Evans Babakaya Bipialaka, the leader of this group of five. We noted the suspicious acquiescence by the Rivers state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the infamy done by the group of five. Unfortunately, the situation in Rivers state has degenerated since the formal takeover of the state Assembly functions by the House of . The Police reportedly fired tear gas canisters into the Government House. We also learnt that the security details for the governor have been withdrawn! These are pointers to anarchy in the State.”
Read the party’s statement below:
HORRIFIC SPECTACLE IN RIVERS HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY!
The infra-dig dramatised the Rivers state House of Assembly, as captured by local and foreign media, has become a cause for concern among Nigerians. The horrific spectacle, to us the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), is a clear manifestation of the leadership deficit the Nation’s presidency.
The cause of the fracas was that on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, a group of five legislators- led by Mr. Evans Babakaya Bipialaka- sat (in an inquorate manner) ahead of the twenty-seven other house , with the sole purpose of impeaching the incumbent Speaker, Mr. Otelemaba Amachree. Apparently, as a way of executing this nefarious act, the group of five procured another mace that was different from what was in the custody of the incumbent speaker of the House of Assembly.
As a Party, we have noted that this shameless act, which bears all the trappings of he executive recklessness and impunity embedded in the Nation’s presidency, had been rumoured for more than three months ago as being the final solution in the war of attrition between President Goodluck Jonathan and the Rivers state Governor, Mr Rotimi Amaechi. Despite the denials of the President’s media aides, who have perfected unscrupulous mendacious posturing, we believe strongly that the Presidency is at the epicenter of the current security challenges in Rivers state.
We have noted the demeanour of Mr. Joseph Mbu, the Commissioner of Police in Rivers state, which the House of agreed, is unbecoming of a patriotic Police officer. We have also noted that the tumultuous entry of the lady Patience Jonathan into Port-Harcourt in June was for the wedding of Mr. Evans Babakaya Bipialaka, the leader of this group of five. We noted the suspicious acquiescence by the Rivers state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the infamy done by the group of five. Unfortunately, the situation in Rivers state has degenerated since the formal takeover of the state Assembly functions by the House of Representatives. The Police reportedly fired tear gas canisters into the Government House. We also learnt that the security details for the governor have been withdrawn! These are pointers to anarchy in the State.
The relevant questions to be asked are:
Did the group of five legislators have the legitimacy ( the Nation’s extant law) to sit on Tuesday, July 9, 2013?
If they acted outside the law, should legal proceedings not be commenced against them as a way of punishing this execrable villainy, thereby strengthening the Nation’s jurisprudence?
Should the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, continue to allow Mr. Joseph Mbu function as the State commissioner of Police with the documented of insubordination against the state governor?
Is the President’s polarizing content of the debacle in Rivers state not a manifestation of undesirable leadership style?

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Rotimi Fashakin (Engr.)
National , CPC.
(Thursday, July 11, 2013).

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