Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the trial of the state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, alleging that his recent statements tended toward anarchism and are treasonable.
The state chairman of the party, Mr Felix Obuah, said this in a statement issued and made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Saturday in reaction to a statement by the state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Davies Ikanya, that the governor was only expressing his view on the state of the country.
Flaying the Federal Government about the possible arrest and trial of Amaechi over some of his recent public statements, Ikanya had, on Friday, said the position of the government and the security agencies was an attempt to give the governor a bad image.
“This is nothing but an attempt to give a dog a bad name in order to hang it. There is nothing inciting, unguarded or treasonable in Governor Amaechi’s statements.
“The governor, while expressing his views on the factors militating against the success of the Federal Government’s war against Boko Haram insurgents in the North Eastern part of the country, blamed the challenges on corruption in the military hierarchy, and not on inadequate funding as the public is made to believe.
However, Rivers PDP chairman said the arrest and trial of the governor, for his alleged inciting statements, would protect the peace and unity of the country, and also put an end to actions capable of throwing the country into crisis.
“Governor Amaechi’s call to form a parallel government, if the APC loses the general elections, and also his call on soldiers to take up arms was an incitement least expected of the chief security officer of a state.
“He cannot continue to incite Nigerians, the military and other security agencies to take up arms against the country at the twilight of his wasteful regime and we sit and watch him recklessly undermine the federal government, and openly provide aid and comfort to enemies of Nigeria.
“Governor Amaechi had also, at several fora, urged youths to take up arms against the police. Amaechi is a security risk in Nigeria and should be made to face the law to serve as deterrent to others”, he said.
Also, Wike has declared that Rivers State cannot afford another era of disconnect from the Federal Government, saying the outgoing government in the state has led the state into gross under-development because of the unnecessary acrimony between the outgoing governor and the Presidency.
Addressing traditional chiefs and titled citizens at Minimah town in Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area at the weekend, Wike urged the chiefs and high chiefs to work relentlessly to ensure a victory for President Goodluck Jonathan, himself as the Rivers PDP governorship candidate and all the PDP candidates in the forthcoming elections.
He said: “We now see the danger in an era of disconnect between the Rivers State Government and the Presidency. Since the outgoing governor led us into this unfortunate disconnect, we have suffered massive dose of under-development.
“We cannot afford another era of disconnect. Every chief, traditional ruler and youth leader should work round the clock to ensure that Jonathan wins, that I win and that all PDP candidates win. We have a responsibility to return Rivers State to the path of development. Our people are tired of this era of excuses, false propaganda and the relegation of Rivers State amongst the comity of states”.
The former Minister of State for Education said no matter the level of false stories being peddled by the opposition, President Jonathan will be re-elected on February 14, 2015.
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