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Suspension From PDP: The Way Things Are Going, I Maybe Killed By Federal Agents – Amaechi

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AmaechiEmbattled Governor of Rivers State, Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, at a youth interactive session held inside the Banquet Hall of Government House, Port Harcourt, on Monday evening, cried out over his safety following the announcement of his suspension from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

Amaechi decried the way and manner he was suspended without any invitation or fair hearing.

“I was not invited by the NWC of PDP, I was not given a fair hearing,” he said.

The PDP had, on Monday, suspended Amaechi for violating articles 58 1(b), (c), (h) and (m) of the PDP constitution, following his refusal to obey the directive to rescind his decision in dissolving the elected executive council of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

In furtherance of the suspension, the party set up an 11-man investigation panel, headed J. K. Gadzama (SAN), to look into the allegations levelled against him by the state chapter of the party.

However, Amaechi said: “What I heard was why did I refuse to reinstate the suspended Obio/Akpor council executive? Who suspended them?” he asked, to which youths at the forum replied “the state House of Assembly suspended the council.”

Amaechi further stressed that he did not suspend the executive, saying, “I hope you know, I have the power and my power is to dissolve. I can dissolve Obio/Akpor council (executive). But I have not done that. What the assembly members are doing is that they are investigating corruption. But the party said they should not investigate corruption, is it fair?”

The governor said “if they are not guilty, then they will re-instate them, but if they are guilty, then we will ask for the dissolution of the council. We have not even done half (of the investigation) and the party (PDP) says re-instate them. It means that the party likes corruption. Let the Assembly resume and commence investigation, let’s see what goes on.

“Whether there is corruption or not, it is the business of the assembly.  I have been a speaker, and I know the powers of a speaker and the legislature. I used it when I was a speaker.”

Amaechi urged the youth to offer prayers to God on his behalf as he did nothing wrong as Governor and member of the PDP to ask for his rights, which has now been interpreted as anti-party.

“I will not leave the PDP. I will go to court…. The plane issue is same politics, pure politics. For one year plus, a minister refuse to sign import permit. I am sure you are aware of the House of Representatives Committee report on the plane issue,” he said.

Speaking on the now controversial NGF election, Governor Amaechi said “you will see it on the internet. When the governors were voting, all the governors were there and you will also see the counting.

“We (governors) agreed to voting and all the governors voted, so any governor who said he didn’t vote is lying against the nation, because all of us are on oath to govern properly, so we should not lie, every governor voted, you will see the video.

“There is a rumour that they want to go to court to stop me as NGF chairman. We are ready to meet them in court, but they should not go through the backdoor to get an order,” Amaechi said.

“I want to say the way these people at the federal level are acting, they may come for my life, so when you pray, please pray for me”, he pleaded.

 

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3 Comments

  1. poco

    May 28, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    make una leave amaechi. Advice to Jonathan: d more u fight him, d more he becomes a saint in peoples eyes; and u, d sinner.

  2. Nwuba chidiebele

    May 29, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Yes notice me 4 any post

  3. may

    May 29, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Ameachi You should ask yourself if you have been fair to the rivers people as a govonor,I think you are reaping what you sowed.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

Governor Bello

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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