Plot Against Amaechi Thickens As FG Tightens Financial Noose, Police Seal -off Secretariat Again

Rotimi-Amaechi 600By Danlami Nmodu

The crisis rocking the Rivers State PDP appears to continue unabated.As had reported the plot to sack Governor Rotimi Amaechi is at the core of the lingering crisis in the state.And the Abuja forces linked to the presidency who are believed to be spearheading the plot are digging last month  uncovered  the plot to impeach  the governor.

And there appears to be no let up as the fresh facts reaching indicate a thickening plot to ensure the Amaechi is sacked.As a prelude to his ouster, insiders said a new directive has been given by the powers that be aimed at denying   of the state government acces to fund.This is coming after the PDP members of the party ‘sacked’ and the state has been grounded by aviation  ostensibly to cripple the governor who is of nursing  a ‘presidential’ ambition ,possibly as a running mate in 2015.

Hints of a tightening of the financial noose on Rivers state was dropped when an insider told  that Rivers  “State  government  are finding it difficult  to withdraw  money as it is believed that there is a directive  not to release funds anylonger for projects  as the government of Amaechi will soon be removed.”

The source could not identify who issued the directive and when.But in PortHarcourt believe it’s ihe presidency that is behind the plot to oust Amaechi.Presidential spokesmen have repeatedly denied any quarrel between President Goodluck Jonathan  and Amaechi.

Yet another indication that the Abuja forces backing off yet was the sudden return  on Wednesday of policemen and   the eventual sealing off,  again ,of Obio-Akpor local  government secretariat.The return of barricades at the secretariat has come as a shock to those who view this as a flagrant violation of a court order.

A court  had on  ruled that the police should remove the barricade and allow access to and from the secretariat.The police obeyed the order for one day, a source in PortHarcourt said, as people had access to the secretariat on Tuesday.

“But on Wednesday the police re-ordered to go back and seal the secretariat.As we speak now now the secretariat sealed in defiance of a court order” was told earlier today .

Another  angry insider put it more succinctly : “The police Commissioner had complied with the Court order to withdraw the officers  and provide security. However  ostensibly acting under the directive of the presidency, the Commissioner  of Police redeployed more officers  in three more trucks in disobedience  to the court order.”


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