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Rep Member Raises Alarm Over Plot By FG To Kill Amaechi

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Amaechi-GEJThe no-love lost relationship between the Presidency and the Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has taken a further blow following the allegation by a member of the House of Representatives, Andrew Uchendu that there are plans to kill the governor.

Uchendu, who represents Ikwere/Emoha Federal Constituency, said the series of attacks on Amaechi in recent times were part of a well-orchestrated plot by agents of the Federal Government to kill the governor.

Addressing newsmen at the National Assembly complex, the lawmaker, in a speech entitled “Before Chibuike Amaechi dies”, pleaded with Nigerians to prevail on agents of government to allow the governor live.

He said: “It is my plea to all men of goodwill to prevail on the Federal Government and its agents to allow Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to live”.

Justifying his allegation that the Federal Government was after the life of the Rivers governor, Uchendu, who is Chairman of the House Committee on Public Service Matters, listed three incidents in recent times, where Amaechi was allegedly manhandled by security operatives.

He recounted: “In May  2013, His Excellency, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, flew into Akure, the Ondo State capital, with the Rivers State Government aircraft on  his  way  to  Ado-Ekiti  to  commiserate  with  his colleague,  His Excellency, Dr. Kayode Faye mi, who lost his deputy. On the governor’s return to the airport to leave for Port Harcourt, shockingly, he was not allowed to fly out because his aircraft had been impounded for some strange reasons. The plane remained impounded until few days ago, when it was released.

“Again, on Monday, June 9, 2014, the governor went on a condolence visit to the Governor of Kano State over the death of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero; the chartered aircraft was impounded. The Kano incident was seen to be worse because the governor was not even allowed to leave the airport without some hot exchanges of words.

“It was shocking that the governor had to drive to Abuja that night for fear of being killed. He finally arrived Abuja at 2 a.m.

“As if these two incidents were not enough threat, Rotimi Amaechi, on June 19, 2014, flew into Akure on his way to Ado-Ekiti, to attend the final rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The aircraft landed and on his way to Ado-Ekiti, he was prevented by the Nigerian soldiers from driving into Ado-Ekiti. He was stopped, delayed against his wish.

“To worsen matters, his aircraft was impounded and he was made to drive to Lagos from that point. Soldiers maintained by tax-payers money and at gunpoint forced the governor to leave Ondo State.

“What could be worse than this in a democratic setting and to an elected governor of a state? This is truly an aberration in governance.

“In all these three incidents, those carrying out the orders are said to be acting on “Orders from above”.

Uchendu maintained “I do not intend to bore you with too many acts of harassment and humiliation meted out to Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, by the Agents of Federal Government He has been the only Governor that had his State’s House of Assembly invaded and desecrated by hired tugs and militants; he is the only Governor that has had canisters thrown by the Nigerian Police into its Seat of Power, the Government House, and he has been the only one who the Nigerian Police prevented from driving on the road he constructed to go to the Government House.

“Can all these be said to be politics? I am worried and I am concerned. I want to believe that there are more to all these that meet the eyes”.

The rep member cautioned that unless the public calls the Federal Government and its agents to order, Gov. Amaechi’s life would remain in danger.

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  1. Emma

    June 25, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Remember that ameachi is also maintained by tax payers money. Rotimi is a thugs & he will fail. Foolish reps that can’t represent his people only making unnecessary noise. Remove the plaque in ur eyes 1st mumu.

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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

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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.

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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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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.

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“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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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.

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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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