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Rivers PDP Snubs Gov. Lamido, Soyinka, 3 Others

Rivers PDP Snubs Gov. Lamido, Soyinka, 3 Others

RIVERS State wing of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday, gave a cold shoulder to the vising Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, and three other of his colleagues who were in the state to show solidarity with Governor Chibuike Amaechi.

The party has also cautioned the state Commissioner of Information and Communications, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari to observe decorum on her comments on issues pertaining to the state which the party said are inciting and portraying the Rivers people in bad light.

Special Adviser to the State Chairman of the PDP on Media, Jerry Needam, who made this known in an online statement to AkanimoReports, accused Lamido, who is alleged to prosecuting a joint presidential ticket with Amaechi, of meddling in the internal affairs of the state.

While regretting the way and manner Mrs. Semenitari has allegedly turned lying and deceit to a tradition in the state by not informing people rightly in her desperate bid to save her boss, Amaechi who is allegedly busy creating more crisis in the state, PDP claimed that the peaceful protest by a group of  Rivers youths who gathered at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa on Tuesday morning, was apparently to disapprove of the solidarity visit to Amaechi by four opposition Northern governors.

According to the party, ''while Amaechi remains recalcitrant and is bent on creating more confusion in the state, his information commissioner continues to leave her mouth wide open to lie to the unsuspecting Rivers and the Nigerian people.

''When has it become conventional for governors and politicians to pay solidarity visits to their colleagues in other states, abandoning their own responsibilities at home if they are not taking advantage of a tele-guided fellow who has turned the state to a goldmine to all manner of diggers at the expense of the deprived starved Rivers people''.

The state branch of the PDP said they will not support any group of persons in whatever guise to indulge in any act that can breach the peace or brew crisis in the state. They accordingly demanded to know why Governor Amaechi’s information commissioner will always describe those opposed to Ameachi’s excesses as thugs whether they are expressing their views on paper, radio or physically, but when such protestations are in favour of Amaechi, such persons are hailed as solidarity visitors etc.

On the visit by the governors of Jigawa, Kano, Niger and Adamawa states as well as Prof. Wole Soyinka, ''we see it as unnecessary, and is only meant to aggravate the political crisis in the state. It’s the like of these visitors from across the country that are encouraging Amaechi not to have regard for the Rivers people, elders and constituted authorities in the state which is unfortunate.

''This visit to Amaechi is certainly political and aimed at aggravating the crisis in the state and is therefore not welcomed by the people of the state. We also condemn in very strong terms Mrs. Ibim Semenitari’s attempt to link the Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike to the protest against the visit of the four Northern governors to Government House, Port Harcourt.

''This is another strategy to divert the attention of the public from the numerous evil plots by Gov. Amaechi to ensure there is no peace in the state, so that he will continue to rip off the state with his few acolytes”, Rivers PDP said. 

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