Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Amaechi's Supreme Court Victory

Amaechi's Supreme Court Victory

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, has received with great joy, news of the victory, this morning at the Supreme Court, by the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, in the case instituted against him by his desperate cousin, Sir Celestine Omehia.

The litigant, who contested against Governor Amaechi as candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) during the 2011 governorship election in Rivers State, has since waged a relentless war on behalf of some misguided political hawks residing in Abuja for Amaechi’s removal. This morning, Omehia’s latest gamble, which was his prayer for the Supreme Court to declare that he has the legal right to appeal the Federal High Court judgment which held that Governor Amaechi’s tenure ended on May 29, 2011, expectedly collapsed like a house without foundation. Instructively, the apex court did not only dismiss Omehia’s suit but also lambasted him as a pretender and a man who seeks to eat his cake and have it.

Reacting to the verdict, Rivers State Interim Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said: “We wish to commend the sages at the Supreme Court for this wise judgment and for once more proving that the judiciary is the last hope of the common man.

To Distinguished Senator Magnus Ngei Abe the Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), representing the South-East Senatorial zone of Rivers State in the National Assembly, “I think it is time for those who are investing so much time and resources to pull down the Rivers State Government to have a rethink. Let us now think of the price our beloved state is paying and say enough is enough. Let us come together in the interest of our people, we can still pursue our divergent political interest but we should do it in a manner that protects and promotes our common heritage rather than to destroy”.

To Hon. Dakuku Peterside, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) and representative, Andoni/Opobo-Nkoro Federal Constituency, “Today’s Supreme Court ruling apart from its historical verdict that will give Gov Amaechi time to address the major issue of governance in Rivers State, it once again put to rest all the evil plots to unseat him before 2015 and unsettles those who play god in human affairs. Today, Gov Amaechi has proven that he is the enigma and mystery of Nigerian politics. I am happy and proud to be associated with the current light of our political struggle to free Nigeria and Nigerians form the hands of undemocratic elements in our nation”

While to Chief Tony Okocha the young, affable and vibrant political machine of Gov Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, “This is a victory for democracy and justice. It puts paid to the deceit machinated by political hawks in Rivers State who in their bid to keep loyalists assure them that Amaechi will be removed by the Supreme Court by today. Such characters should fear God”.

The APC Rivers State Chapter therefore heartily congratulate Governor Amaechi on this his latest victory, which by all intents and purposes is a very significant one in view of the desperation of his political enemies to pull him down. We recall that, even though he was aware that Omehia had no case, Governor Amaechi had pleaded with him for them to put an end to the litigation and behave like brothers. However, egged on by PDP chieftain/Supervising Minister for Education, Barrister Nyesom Wike, and other enemies of River State, he refused the entreaties and turned down all the offers made by Governor Amaechi, including that of nominating commissioners into the State Cabinet.

“With today’s Supreme Court loss, it can safely be said that Omehia and his new master Chief Wike are politically finished as far as Rivers State is concerned. This should serve as a warning to all those who insist on the way of the moving train known as Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.”
rnfd

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Ramzy Baroud: Gaza’s Resistance Will Not Be Crushed

On the 13th day of Israel’s so-called Operation Protective Edge, stories of entire families collectively pulverized, women and children keenly targeted by Israeli soldiers saturate the media. Until now, 430 Palestinians have been killed, mostly women and ... More>>

ALSO:

Ian Anderson: Rearranging The Deck Chairs On The Titanic? The Labour Party And MANA

Early in July this year, Labour Party leader David Cunliffe made headlines by apologising for being a man. Stoked by capitalist media sensation, Prime Minister John Key responded that “not all men” abuse women. More>>

Shobha Shukla: Break The Silos: Drug Use, HIV, HCV, TB, Laws And Funding

Viet Nam is one of the countries in the world that has made remarkable progress over the last decade in not only making harm reduction and HIV services available and accessible for people who use drugs but also reforming laws for supportive health ... More>>

ALSO:

Fiona Gordon: Illegal Wildlife Trading: The Global Response

At the closing session of the inaugural United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi last month, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said, “We need to act decisively to change humanity’s relationship with our planet.” More>>

Faisal Al-Asaad: Gaza: McCully’s Calls For Restraint On Both Sides Is Side-Taking Itself

Since June 12th, the world’s attention has been squarely focused on the events unfolding in the West Bank, Gaza and the occupied territories. The disappearance of three Israeli youths who were later found dead prompted a flurry of condemnations ... More>>

ALSO:

Tania Billingsley: Demand For Accountability On Sexual Assault

Since my assault I feel that people have been assuming that my idea of justice is to have Rizalman found guilty in a New Zealand court. While it is an important part of justice being done, my main reason for wanting this is not for my own sense of ... More>>

Leslie Bravery: Hold The Perpetrator To Account, Not The Victim!

In a 4 July 2014 statement to Scoop Independent News, on the violent deaths of four young people in the Israeli Occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully made the following comments: 'The recent killing ... More>>

ALSO:

Santon Tekege: Investigative Report Into Oil Palm In Nabire Regency, Papua

Several companies’ plans to invest in the oil palm sector in Nabire have met with local opposition. People from the Yerisiam and Wate ethnic groups have staged several peaceful actions in Nabire against one of these companies, PT Nabire Baru1. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
TEDxAuckland
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news