There was palpable panic in the presidency over the visit by some Northern Governors’ visit to Port Harcourt in Solidarity with embattled Governor Rotimi Amaechi today.The Rivers State has become a marked man since he won reelection as Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum.
Today’s visit by Governors from Adamawa,Jigawa,Kano and Niger States who incidentally are PDP governors is the most powerful solidarity support for Amaechi since his feud with the presidency began.
“There were jitters in the presidency over the visit of governors of Adamawa, Jigawa, Kano and Niger to Rivers State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Rt. Hon Chibuike Amaechi in Port Harcourt, today Tuesday 16, 2013” Ibim Semenitari Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications said.
According to the Commissioner, “members of the Nyesom Wike’s campaign organisation Grassroot Democratic Initiative GDI, had mobilised hoodlums to disrupt the visit. Chanting solidarity songs in favour of the presidency attempted to attack Governor Amaechi and his team.”
“Wike had boasted after the failed impeachment attempt at the Rivers State House of Assembly that he would set Rivers State ablaze and render it ungovernable. A four litre keg suspected to contain some acid was found beside the mob.”
Rivers State Police Commissioner Mbu Joseph Mbu denied knowledge of the mob’s presence although the police stated that the airport is a public place and everyone has a right to visit freely and unhindered. This protends grave danger and has far reaching implications for our fledgling democracy says Ibim Semenitari,Rivers State commissioner for information and communications.No tags for this post.