Amaechi / Jonathan Feud: Police IG Orders Council Secretariat Sacked

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By SaharaReporters, New York

SaharaReporters just learnt that a police detachment in Rivers State today invaded and sacked the secretariat of Obio-Akpro local government  as the  feud between President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State heats up. A source who spoke to our correspondent alleged that the police officers acted on the orders of Inspector General of Police Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar.

 
Two weeks ago, the Rivers State House of Assembly had suspended the local council’s chairman along with 17 councilors, replacing them with a caretaker committee pending the investigation of the council’s affairs. However, our sources disclosed that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Rumuokoro descended on the secretariat, harassed council workers and cordoned off the premises.
 
Obio-Akpro is the LGA of Nigeria's Nyeson Wike, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, who once served as Governor Amaechi’s chief of staff. Mr. Wike is one of the politically prominent persons from Rivers State who are opposed to Mr. Amaechi.
 
Before his appointment to the federal cabinet, Mr. Wike was arrested and briefly tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on money laundering charges.
 
Some political observers predict that the crisis between President Jonathan and Governor Amaechi could snowball into a crisis, paving the way for the president to declare a state of emergency in the state and kick out Mr. Amaechi from office.
 
Political associates of President Jonathan are reportedly plotting Mr. Amaechi’s removal in order to deny the governor the economic and political clout to jeopardize the president’s quest for a second term in office come 2015. Other sources insist that Mr. Jonathan’s moves to clip Governor Amaechi’s political wings enjoy the support of many residents of Rivers State who accused the governor of corruption and political arrogance.

“Governor Amaechi bulldozed the oldest hospital in Port Harcourt, claiming he was going to build another one on the site,” said a critic of the governor, a human rights activist based in the state capital. “Today, nobody has seen any serious indication that the governor is building another hospital. So why did he have to demolish the old one?”
 
Another anti-Amaechi source told SaharaReporters that the governor was engaging in too much gallivanting on a jet bought with state funds. “He has been using the plane like a kabu-kabu, dropping his friends all over the country,” she said.
 
Last week, Mr. Jonathan grounded a Bombardier jet used by the state governor. Nigerian aviation authorities declared that the jet’s  registration papers were outdated and forged. However, Rivers State officials denied the charges, accusing the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, of incompetence, adding that her office had deliberately refused to process the jet six months after papers were filed at the relevant agency. An official of the Rivers State government also revealed that Caverton Helicopters was under pressure from Nigerian authorities to deny the existence of a contract between it and the state.

The company’s acknowledgment of a contract is reportedly needed in order to perfect the paperwork for the Bombardier jet and a helicopter by the  Aviation Ministry. The source stated that the minister had threatened to revoke Caverton Helicopters’ air operating license if the airline did not distance itself from the Rivers State government on the matter.
 
 
 

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AMECHI / GEJ FUED

yes river state government is capable of purchasing an aircraft but the question is,why was the aircraft on arrival documented under charter agreement instead of the state government as alleged by aviation ministry.am lost as to why some commentators refers to the alleged discrepancy as political wish hunting

Shameless illiterates

The duos are shameless idiots nd illiterates who promote only their selfish interest nd not the interest of the people they rule upon.I think the problem here is we Nigerians,until we wake up from our slumber the dumb nd unrealistic leaders ll never learn not to jeopardise with the peoples mandate give to them,until we learn to demand for our rights dis stupid leaders who have no track to build on,ll never learn to know that you dont toy with promises you made before being voted for.
I think we need to keep the saying"you dont use voilence to settle voilence"aside now,the egyptian,tunis,libya,few to mention were all voilent nd look at the country now.I think its high time we do something on it...

Amaechi

Goodluck wld have send EFCC if he has enuf case of corruptn on amaechi dan makin dis unnecessary noise of unregistered aircraft,am so ashamed he is draggin himself to dis low,i kn he stil among d best five govs in naija,wat of d electricty he(GEJ)promised(d least he can do),dont be deceived my friend,they r jus divertin our attention from d basic's.one advce 4 amaechi
is pls pls 4 u own intrest,dont fight war u already kn d outcome

Ride

The Nigerian leaders take us for a ride because of our elementry way of reasoning. The bottom line here is corruption. Neither is right. The system that created these guys is flawed and as long as they get us to pick and choose, they end up winners while we continue to lose.

Myopic fellow

I thnk this is snoda doyin okupe why we nigeria like deceiving our Self we all no dat dis is political fight

Planned work

This is a planned work. Jonathan cannot actually fight Amaechi. Its a game plan to scare other governors or politian who might be against Jonathan's 2015 ambition. With this show other governors will be afraid to go against Jonathan. So people don't take these guys seriously except you are fools.

Amaechi's cheer crowd will soon litter him.

What is Ameachi still fighting again where the PDP political structure have been taken away from him and given to his political rivalry in his own state. Jonathan can't fight Amaechi but if he want will crush him. OBJ did it to Alams and Orji Kalu.Amaechi headache is not Jonathan but his former chief of staff Nyesom Wike who happened to know the in and out of Amaechi's govt. Nyesom is the one dealing with Amaechi and not Jonathan who is Amaechi to fight presidency which happen to be the seat of power.Amaechi is gone if the PDP exco of river state is not restored back to him, either he apologize or he will switch to another party.Orji did this garagara and today he is nowhere.

The beginning of the end for

The beginning of the end for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and PDP. Shameless people!

amaechi vs Jonathan

What is clearly needed now from Amaechi's end especially, is clear headed statesmanship and certainly not the juvenile and rascally responses now emerging from our beloved port harcourt. Amaechi was pissing into a well from which he drinks, there will always be consequences for such conduct. Before it truly gets really bad for him and his political career, Amaechi needs to ignore the young, puerile and fair weather throng around him and urgently do the needful by making up with the President. As for Jonathan, do well to remember that you don't kill a child you'll have to bury.

Amaechi's Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt is just a stupid town with a stupid person in government house.

he has so much powers to

he has so much powers to crush any local govt chairman that tries him just the way he is dealing with the obio akpor chairman so shall he expect his boss to have enough powers to crush him if he raises his head just as it is happening so i advice to make peace and reconcile

Jonathan digging his grave

If With all his powers, arrogance,and political assault on opponents, obasanjos couldn't remove atiku from office during their tenure , I don't think Jonathan will succeed to remove AMECHI.

rivers state is not the only state that has private jets,even less income states like taraba and bauchi have private jets for their governors, so why not rivers?
And those unpatriotic river state indigenes that claimed AMECHI has demolished the oldest hospital and didn't rebuild it, those mischievous people should tell us on the other hand , the 100% completed projects which included the best primary school buildings in the country, the new roads, the new stadium, the countless new new hospitals that are parallel to none in the nation. Iam an eye witness not speculator. After all, AMECHI doesn't have a godfather in PDP, the court of law is his godfather if you know how he became the governor of river state.

SHAMELESS!

Port Harcourt!
A city where the residents buy suv out of necessity rather than choice!
A city of endless avoidable traffic jams:from woji to Iwofe to Choba the story is the same.
A city where every foreign peasant is chauffeur driven in blaring sirens and gun wielding soldiers,breaking every traffic code there is and harassing and intimidating other road users.
A city where every junction is a motor park or market.
Turn away from any major street and what you have is a slum!
A city of potholes and shanties.
A lawless city ruled by community thugs!
and yet the man who is supposed to fix this state with all the oil resources available to him is locked in a battle with the federal government!
Can people really be this clueless,shameless and heartless!

Amaechi v GEJ

Up! Up! Federal Republic of SS &SE!

Amechi is very arrogant!

Next destination, prison
I dey laugh.

Amaechi/GEJ

The house of assembly sacked the Local Govt. Chairman on political ground and the Police also sacked the Care Taker Committee on political ground. Who is guilty? Both. God help Nigeria.

Emperor

Emperor, chief, GEJ please be the president and expend your energy on corruption which got very animated in your tenure. We know why you are fighting, 2nd term period.

DAY DREAMER : JONATHAN !

His Majesty the Global Lord of Corruption and Criminality Mr. PHd. Minus Shoes. Jonathan,is going by 2015. He can't force Nigerians to elect him nor can he give them money( as it happened in 2011) to vote for him. Virtually, Nigerians need to know why the National Assembly has chosen to let him finish his distasteful tenure rather than impeaching the failure King?

I expect the Rivers State

I expect the Rivers State government to produce its own copy of the agreement it entered with Caverton Helicopters for the operation of the aircraft. Until the state government produces that agreement, I am tempted to believe the Ministry of Aviation in this matter. The Rivers State government shot itself in the foot when it decided to respond the way it did in this entire saga, those that go for equity go with clean hands. It is a shame that the state government was misled to enter into a trust relationship for the registration of the aircraft on fraudulent premises namely that the owner of the aircraft is a U.S. citizen or corporation with American ownership. That a state government will needlessly indulge in this shameful act tells a lot about the characters governing that state. President Jonathan, talk softly but wield a big stick!!!!!!

Keep it up

GEJ should keep it up,do whatsoever that pleases him now . By 2015, the mass will decide his fate and the power is moving back to the North

you gave him 99% of total

you gave him 99% of total voter registered in your state and now he is paying you for a job well done. Enter the hole you dug. 2015 APC

Crisis is bewtween Ikwere and ijaw in Rivers State.

Yoruba will say that "Gambari pa Fulani ko lejo nnu".
Today they will jointly fight for resource control,the next day,they will jointly use the militants to threaten other ethnic groups with their oil as if there is no oil in other parts of the country or as if oil is the only source of revenue.
The crisis in Rivers State is between Ikwere and ijaw.No ones knows how it will end.At the end of the day,foreign and local investors will not remain that State to develop it.They will then blame other ethnic groups who have been watching their naked dance in the market square.

DONT PICK A FIGHT

Amaechi you might want to ask SARAKI,CAUSE HE WENT THROUGH ALL THIS JUST TO BE SHUT DOWN AND TODAY HE IS NOT SAYING MUCH .RUN YOUR STATE AND DONT PICK A FIGHT WITH YOUR OGA CAUSE YOU WILL LOSE ASK YOUR PREDECESSORS AND THEY WILL TELL YOU.I THINK IT IS BEST TO FINISH YOUR TERM BEFORE WE START THINKING OF RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. THE ONLY CITY IN YOUR STATE AND STILL YOU CANT FIX THE ROADS AND MAKE IT PRESENTABLE WITH ALL THE OIL MONEY YOU GET. PEOPLE THAT OWN THEIR OWN JETS DO NOT FLY AS MUCH AS YOU DO AND STILL THEY CAN AFFORD WHILE AS YOU CAN'T TECHNICALLY.

Amaechi/Jonathan Feud!!

Amaechi seems to own most of the newspapers and internet correspondences in Nigeria as they cheer his recklessness in corruption and his stacking up Rivers state money in Ghana and other unknown holes. These seemingly cheer leaders are cheering him on. But guys listen to Amaechi when he speaks, he speaks development from both mouth and nose yet nothing, absolutely nothing when comparing to what he said he's doing on the ground. If matching what he said he has done in proportion to the yearly budget of Rivers state, folks would simply block their ears from the governor’s development and consolidation song. Let the infighting continue because there are more we’re not purview to.

let love lead

Let us all give peace a chance.All powers belong to Jesus.

let love lead

let us all give peace a chance. All powers belong to Jesus.

RIVERS STATE

MR PRESIDENT THIS IS THE THANK YOU FOR RIVERS STATE REMEMBER YOUR WIFE IS FROM THERE AND YOUR KIDS ARE STILL VERY YOUNG DO NOT BE DECEIVE BY PEOPLE AROUND YOU THOSE WHO TRIED TO HELP GOD PAID DEARLY FOR IT.TAKE CAUTION AND NEVER USE YOUR HANDS TO INVITE TROUBLE.YOU SHOULD GIVE A PEACE A CHANCE ALREADY ENOUGH BLOOD SHED IN THIS YOUR TENURE.YOU NEED PEACE MORE THAN ANY BODY THERE IS ALREADY ENOUGH ENOUGH BLOOD SHED PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT THINGS WITH DEEPER EYES.

That is how some young

That is how some young military guys will also declare state of emergency in the country and kill Jonathan and his greedy wife. Simple. Na Sidon look we dey

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