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Alleged Political Watch List: There’s Evidence To Prove I’m Number One On Jonathan’s List – Amaechi •You’re Acting Like A Mad Dog – Presidency



amaechiThe war of words between the Presidency and Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has been renewed over allegations that President Goodluck Jonathan is training snipers and keeping 1,000 people on a political watch list.

During a recent rally of the All Progressives Congress, APC, held at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, Gov. Amaechi had affirmed that he was the number one person on the President’s watch list and that he had evidence to back up this assertion, but the Presidency dismissed the claim, describing the governor like a drunken man in a china shop, who was only interested in bringing down everybody with him.

The Presidency further dared the governor to prove his allegation.

The governor, who spoke through the Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, Chief Tony Okocha on Thursday, said that he was awaiting the invitation of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC.

It would be recalled that former President Olusegun Obasanjo had, in a letter dated December 2, 2013, accused Jonathan of putting 1,000 people on a watch list and clandestinely arming a killer-squad. Obasanjo had also accused the President of training snipers ahead of 2015 but Jonathan has since denied these allegations, calling on the former president to provide evidence to back up his allegations.

But adding more fuel to the fire generated by the allegation last Saturday, Amaechi told supporters including the national leadership of APC at the rally in Port Harcourt that he was number one on Jonathan’s watch list.

He had said: “I read the President’s letter; he said Obasanjo should prove and name those on the list. I am number one on the list. I am number one”.

His Chief of Staff went a mile further, saying that Amaechi had sufficient evidence to back his statement.

He said, “The governor knows what he is talking about and this is not just a claim; it is what is happening. There are indices the governor will use to buttress his point.  We will not make many comments now until the invitation from the NHRC comes”.

He stated, “One thing you should know is that Governor Amaechi does not say one thing today on an issue and say another thing tomorrow on the same issue. You are aware of the battle between us and the police. Considering all we have passed through in the hands of the police, would anybody doubt the fact that the governor is on the Presidency’s watch list?”

However, the Presidency in its reaction likened Amaechi to a ‘mad dog’ and dared him to go ahead and prove his allegation  that he is one of the 1,000 persons on the alleged political watch list of  the President.

Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak, threw the challenge at the governor on Thursday.

He said, “Let him (Amaechi) go ahead and prove his claim. I don’t really want to talk about him because he has lost credibility. He is just like a drunken man in a china shop that wants to bring down everybody with him.

“Nigerians are aware of his antics. He has completely lost bearing and the support of the people. When a leader loses the support of his people while still in office, he will react like a mad dog. No sane man will be talking to the President the way Amaechi is doing”.

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  1. Gistyinka Blog

    December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I love the answer from GEJ camp…

  2. emmanuel

    December 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Sincerely speaking, Amaechi has lost all the respect i use to have for him in the past. Why must a Governor of a state in Nigeria who was instigated into power by Court rolling,turn his back trying to break and pieces the calabash that sponsored and produced him against Col. Emeka Omeruah who was the original winner of the election. The devil is truly drumming for Gov. Amaehi and he is dancing faster than the devil’s drum.

  3. de proph

    December 28, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    if all nigerians are suprise definately am not at all,becouse he joined the anti-peace party therefore he must behave likeposese dog they dont belive that politics is not do or die afair.and we the wise one knows that they angry politician buhari their chiftain was an extrimist who can not win even chairman in local gov he is only good in instigating crises through religion a man that ordered his people not to vote for christan but only muslem which at the end led to the death of nigerians including corpas,amaechi am ipaifull that u are a traitor to ur region ?.i pray that almighty G0Dwill open ur eyes of understand so that u can see as u ought to see and join ur brother to secure his costitutional right estead of bringing shame upon ur self finaly gonathan is far better than buhari and his group GoD bless nigeria

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



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


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



Gov Yahaya Bello
#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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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina



Why Buhari has travelled to the UK again - Femi Adesina
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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