Rivers Lawmakers in House Decry Attack on Amaechi

06 Mar 2013

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 Governor Rotimi Amaechi

The Rivers State Caucus in the House of Representatives has decried attack on the state Governor, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, by “forces outside the state.”

The lawmakers who lauded the governor for his people-oriented projects and for successfully managing the affairs of the state said the attack was uncalled for as the governor has done the state proud in the way he is running the affairs of government.

A statement Tuesday by Amaechi’s media aide, Mr. Dave Iyofor, said the caucus expressed support for the governor during a solidarity visit to him in Port Harcourt.

Leader of the caucus, Hon. Asita O. Asita, who represents Ahoada-west and Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Federal Constituency, while expressing satisfaction with the level of projects implementation in the state, congratulated Amaechi for his courage in giving the state a facelift.

“We are here to express and declare our support and appreciation to you, on how you have successfully and wonderfully managed the affairs of the state. In the past five years and four months, we are satisfied with the level of implementation and vision that you have shown, we are satisfied and indeed thankful to God for giving you to our state at such a time as this.  We wish to congratulate you for the show of uncommon courage and statesmanship in the face of uncovered hostilities towards your person as governor,” Asita said.

On the issue of the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Asita said the Rivers Caucus could not be silent in the face of obvious injustice, saying that its members were among delegates who participated in the state congress organised by the national secretariat of the party to elect the Chief Godspower Ake-led state executive.

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