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Amaechi’s Supporters react to police siege in Rivers State

Amaechi’s Supporters in Ekpeye kingdom react to police siege in Rivers State

A socio-political group in Ekpeye kingdom comprising, Ahoada East and West Local Government Areas in Rivers State, Amaechi’s Teeming Supporters in Ekpeye kingdom has described as a show of shame the role the police is playing in Rivers State to trounce on all political outfits floated by Gov. Chibuike Amaechi and lending adequate security cover and support to the Grassroot Democratic Initiative GDI-a political pressure group floated by the Minister of State Barr. Nyesom Wike.

A statement issued on Monday by Mr. Frank Nnanurum, Barr Uche Igbegiri, Barr. Chimenim Jerom, Hon Napoleon Ukalikpe and Hon (Dr) Dele Odoyi leaders of the group, it raised alarm that “the police in Rivers State under Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu which should protect citizens have turned politicians” and called on the immediate redeployment of Mr. Mbu and investigate his activities in Rivers State.

Reacting to an attack on members of the Save Rivers Movement SRM (a political outfit of Governor Amaechi’s supporters) at a gathering in Port Harcourt on Sunday January 12, 2014 by the police, the group called on the police authorities to allow a level playing ground for all politicians and political parties if the hard earned democracy must thrive.

It reminded the police of their neutral constitutional responsibility of protecting lives and property irrespective of the political divide and called for a complete halt to the systematic disparaging of the office of Gov. Rotimi Amaechi by the police under any guise, stressing that an assault on the office of the Governor is an assault on the entire Rivers State.

The group also disclosed that on Saturday, January 11, 2014, the police in Rivers State disrupted a meeting of the All Progressive Congress APC in Ahoada West while the police allowed a meeting of the Grassroot Democratic Initiative GDI to go on same day at the Sam Royal hotel in Ahoada town.

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