Mayhem in Rivers Assembly,Majority Leader Hospitalized ,Governor Escapes Death



Rotimi-Amaechi 600Strange people suspected to be  thugs invaded the Rivers State House of Assembly  and unleashed mayhem Tuesday morning.An eye witness said the suspected thugs were led by a serving  lawmaker .

“As soon as the thugs descended on the House, they beat up  people including the Speaker Hon Amachree and the Majority Leader Chidi Lloyds.Lloyds was so mercilessly beaten up that he had to be hospitalized,” a source said.

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Governor Rotimi Amaechi chose to visit  the House of Assembly upon hearing about the confusion there.The governor’s decision to visit the house almost turned deadly .According to  an eye witness, another  lawmaker  upon sighting him ,allegedly ordered that the governor be shot .Amaechi escaped narrowly as his “security men  gave him cover and whisked him off.”

The eye witness alleged  that  mayhem today may have been part of  the plot to cause confusion today and possibly smuggle in a fake maze and impeach the speaker as a prelude to the impeachment of Amaechi.

But the attempted “coup” failed as the speaker later regained control of the House, in defiance of the orchestrated mayhem.  Amachree, our source said,  later lampooned the errant lawmakers and commended  Governor Amaechi for his peaceful conduct.The speaker urged the Majority leader not to retaliate.

Another   eye witness told Newsdiarynline.com, “I saw about 45 thugs and they were armed.Maybe they wanted to cause mayhem and probably cause as state of emergency to be declared.We really don’t know  why ,but the speaker seized control  of the House and they didn’t succeed in bringing in the fake maze they probably wanted to use for the impeachment .”

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