Huh?: President Jonathan Disrespected My Office By Taking Over Stadium – Amaechi

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at 09:05 AM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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The Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said that contrary to President Goodluck Jonathan’s claim, the President is not interested in a free and fair election.

Amaechi, who was reacting to soldiers’ occupation of the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium ahead of the Jonathan’s political campaign in the state on Wednesday, said the action of the President was an indication that he (Jonathan) was opposed to democratic norms.

The governor, who spoke in Government House in Port Harcourt on Sunday, explained that it was wrong for President Jonathan to order soldiers to take over the state-owned stadium, even when approval was not given by the state government.

He argued that a President should have respected the position of the state government in an ideal federation, particularly after telling the Peoples Democratic Party to use the Liberation Stadium.

Amaechi said, “Why is the President insisting on using the Adokiye Amiesamaka Stadium after we have told the PDP that work is currently going on there? It is unfortunate that the President is preaching one thing and doing another thing.

“If the President is truly interested in the conduct of a free and fair election, why did he order armed soldiers to forcefully take over a state government-owned facility when it was not given to him or the PDP?

“Why should a President elected in a democratic election, serving under a democratic dispensation order soldiers to take over a state-owned stadium? In an ideal federation, the President is supposed to respect our position, essentially after we asked them to use the Liberation Stadium at Elekahia, in Port Harcourt City.”

In a related development, the state PDP Chairman, Mr. Felix Obuah, confirmed the party’s readiness to use the Adokiye Amiesamaka Stadium on Wednesday.

Obuah said in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media, Mr. Jerry Needam, that the reason given by Amaechi on why he refused the party’s request to use the stadium was unacceptable.

The state PDP chairman argued that the stadium was built with state funds, maintaining that the facility was only conceptualised when Amaechi was a member of the PDP.

He, however, challenged the governor to name any capital project that he implemented since he defected to the APC in November 2013.

Obuah told members and supporters of the PDP to turn out in their large number to welcome the presidential campaign train in continuation of President Jonathan’s bid to earn a second term.
egwuevans17 at 09:11 AM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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ABEG MAKE UNA CARRY THIS ELECTION MADNESS COMOT FOR HERE...
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beneno at 09:17 AM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Onyibochukwu at 09:22 AM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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learn to respect your Boss Amaechi Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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PeacetoU at 09:28 AM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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Hissssssssssssssssssssssss
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echeeche at 09:43 AM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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nija people u dey hear
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shannon034 at 09:45 AM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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Power pass Power....Mr Rotimi Ameachi have you seen that your Ogbanje and Mamainwater power is powerless power   Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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chealseafc at 10:20 AM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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and why did you and your so called apc made use of it when construction is ongoing?. you are not a fair politician mr amechi.
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danielsony at 10:54 AM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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U dont have respect on ur main Boss, apart from that he is ur brother for God sake, give me a break.
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dickman2 at 10:57 AM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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noise
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bamilok2008 at 11:22 AM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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Enough of this Nonsense advert against Buhari
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divineproject at 11:31 AM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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Amaechi park well

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emmanuelokek at 11:32 AM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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amaechi  is mumu
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livinus5 at 12:38 PM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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Even in a democratic rule,the President is still the chief of the arm forces and has the right to use them at his discreation.You the Governors in Nigeria should stop abusing the gentle nature of GEJ.Come hear in My country Cameroon and say that thing about Paul Biya,You would have been in Kondengui(the highest prison here).You are taking that my down to earth GEJ for granted
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ahmedmedal at 12:47 PM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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Nice one Mr. President  Roll Eyes
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eoadex2003 at 12:59 PM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: fuh chenwi on 12:38 PM, 26 Jan 15
Even in a democratic rule,the President is still the chief of the arm forces and has the right to use them at his discreation.You the Governors in Nigeria should stop abusing the gentle nature of GEJ.Come hear in My country Cameroon and say that thing about Paul Biya,You would have been in Kondengui(the highest prison here).You are taking that my down to earth GEJ for granted
Keep ur mouth shut, bastard from Cameroon, what do u know.
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schmit at 01:00 PM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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Power tussle
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christianity at 01:48 PM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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POT CALLING KETTLE BLACK.
WASTED LEADERS
WASTED GENERATTIIOOONNNNNN
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k4short2 at 02:14 PM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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AMAECHI U R D CURSE OF U PROBLEM, U R FIGHTING A FIGHT U CANT WIN. WHERE IS YOUR OWN CERTIFICATE AMAECHI? OUR PRESIDENT IS A FIRST CLASS MATERIAL. U WEY DEM PURSUE FROM RIVERS STATE UNUVERSITY OF SCIENCE N TECHNOLOGY BCOS OF CULTISIM DEN U RAN TO UNIPORT ADDING ROTIMI TO UR NAME. BEWARND JONA IS UR BOSS N MASTER.
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Giftous1 at 02:15 PM, 26 Jan 15 (3 years ago)
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@eoadex2003...why are you so rude?? Must you exhibit your untrained self in public..did he insult anyone in his post?...gosh..what a pity...pooh
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