Governor Amaechi Spits Fire! Says He Is Ready for Presidency

at 11:24 AM, 20/06/2013 (5 years ago)
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Rather than abate, the seeming face-off between the Presidency and Rivers State Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi may have worsened going by the frustrations being expressed by the latter.

    "Somebody at the top changed our Commissioner of Police and brought a man that when we finish Security Council meeting, he goes to report who said what and we are unable to hold any Security Council meeting anymore because of that...

    “The commissioner of police reports to them in Abuja directly. He doesn’t report to the governor, he has nothing to do with the government, he takes away securitymen from commissioners and posts securitymen to the chairman of Port Harcourt Club. Port Harcourt Club is a social gathering, it is somewhere behind us here.

    "So, we have that problem and we believe that we should begin to address it. Prof., if we need to march on the streets, we will call you to come and join us. We are preparing to march on the streets, if this anomaly continues."

Governor Amaechi spoke his mind in Port Harcourt when he hosted virologist-turned social critic, Prof. Tam David-West, who paid a solidarity visit to the embattled chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).

The governor said as a result of compromised security, crimes such as kidnapping and armed robery had returned to the state. He accused Police Commissioner, Mbu Joseph Mbu of not assisting him to secure the state.

Thanking Prof. David-West and his delegation for the solidarity visit, Amaechi said:
“Prof., let me thank you for this solidarity visit. This visit is very important to me because everyone knows that nobody can bring you to this Government House no matter the amount of money, not even if you bring out the entire Rivers State Government budget, Prof. would not come. So, it is important that you have added this your great voice to the numerous Rivers people and Nigerians who are supporting us for standing firm for democracy and for standing firm for the truth.

“There are other people who have agreed to join us from outside Nigeria and from outside Rivers State."

Published at: 11:24 AM, 20/06/2013 (5 years ago)
Author: olokunbola tope
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