Connect with us

Politics

FG shielding Rotimi Amaechi from Prosecution – Wike

Published

on

Rivers State Governor, Nye­som Ezenwo Wike, has de­clared that the Federal Gov­ernment is shielding Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi from prosecu­tion on alleged corruption as a re­sult of his financial commitment during the 2015 General Elections for the APC.

This is as Gov Wike berated former Gov Amaechi for allegedly superintending over a vicious inse­cure system that led to the alleged assassination of prominent Riv­ers indigenes.

The governor also stated that the failure of the former governor to fund the operation of security agencies for over six months dur­ing his second term contributed to the degeneration of security in the state.

Speaking on Tuesday during a special appearance on a private rel­evision, Gov Wike pointed out that Amaechi’s closure of courts for two years negatively affected security in the state as security agencies were overwhelmed by the challenges of managing suspects, while Rivers people were denied avenues to ven­tilate their grievances.

He said: “It was under Amae­chi that I was almost assassinated when I was his Chief of Staff. Un­der him, Ignatius Ajuru was assas­sinated, Charles Nsiegbe was as­sassinated. Yet, he says the state is not as secured as it was during his term. The courts were shut down for two years. No despotic leader in the world had ever shut down courts. Amaechi entered the Guin­ness book of records for this noto­rious act of denying people access to justice.

The governor stated that: “Jus­tices came to say that Amaechi came to procure judgment. If it is a Federal Government that is sin­cere, they will not want to do any­thing with Amaechi.

“In APC, once they lose a case, they berate the judiciary. It is only when they win that they praise the judiciary.”

The governor added: “Amaechi used part of the $309m proceeds of the Rivers State Gas Turbine sale to fund the APC which is why the party rallies around him to shield him from prosecution in spite of his several indictments.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Politics

Oshiomhole’s only opponent withdraws from APC chairmanship race

Published

on

Clement Ebri, an aspirant for the position of national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has withdrawn from the race.
Ebri withdrew less than 72 hours to the party’s elective national convention scheduled for Saturday.
In a letter he wrote to the party, the aspirant said he decided to pull out of the race following “deep consultations” with family, friends, party leaders and other stakeholders.
“I have reached the decision to withdraw my candidacy from the race for the national chairmanship of the APC. This decision has been taken in what I consider to be the overall interests of the party,” he said in the letter.
He said what happens in the leadership of the APC affects the party’s ability to deliver on its promises.
Ebri explained that it was on that basis he declared his candidacy to run for office of national chairman.
“My gratitude goes to everyone who believed in me sufficiently to invest their time, energy and resources in that process,” he said.
“I enjoin them, as faithful party loyalists, to transfer their support they had hitherto reserved for my candidacy to our aspirations for peace in the party and endorse Mr Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of APC.”
He added that he would join hands with Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo governor, who is favoured for the position, to make the APC an “inclusive organisation where every voice counts”.
Ebri is a former governor of Cross River.

Continue Reading

Politics

Jonathan: PDP is coming back in 2019

Published

on

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is getting stronger and poised to take over power come 2019.
Jonathan said this on Wednesday when he hosted Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, in his house in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital.
Jonathan, who lost to President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015 is optimistic that his party is now in a better position to regain its ruling status.
“I believe PDP is coming back and getting stronger,” he said.
“Yes, we had some issues in 2015. But as you know politics is a very dynamic business. Even though we are in the opposition with fewer governors, PDP is still the strongest and largest party.”
Abubakar, in a similar manner, also said there is no other party that has the structure and strength like the PDP.
The former number two citizen who lost in the APC primary election that produced Buhari, has since defected to the PDP and he is aspiring to run under the platform in 2019.
“It is actually the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that has the strength and structure to get back to Aso Rock,” he said, adding that “without PDP, APC should not have been in Aso Rock.”
He also expressed his disappointment with the current administration.
“Have we ever had this rate of unemployment and poverty in Nigeria? Have we ever had five sets of exchange rate before in this country? Have we ever had so much insecurity like this before? No! Have we ever been this divided before in this country? No!”

Continue Reading

Politics

2019: Atiku meets Goodluck Jonathan in Bayelsa

Published

on

As the 2019 election gets closer, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday met with former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
They met in Bayelsa home of the former president.
However, details of their meeting were not disclosed as at the time of filing this report.
Before now, both men have always been on opposite sides politically until Atiku made his move to join PDP last year.
Meanwhile, Atiku is set to compete with two times Senator, Ahmed Makarfi for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, nomination form ahead of the 2019 presidential election.

Continue Reading

Trending

%d bloggers like this: