Anti-Amaechi Party Operatives From Rivers Storm Aso Rock Villa

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Minister of State for Education, Mr. Nyson Wike today moved a large delegation of People’s Democratic Party members to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Aso Rock Villa.

The team which was led by Wike and former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili spent several hours at the villa meeting with President Jonathan and the Vice President Namadi Sambo.

Mr. Wike reportedly got the approval of the President to bring his group to Abuja after they were shunned last weekend at the  Port HarCourt International Airport in favor of the state Governor Rotimi Amaechi.

The meeting today effectively give official recognition to anti-Amaechi faction of the PDP in Rivers State and political observers also say Mr. Wike, who is angling to become the next governor of Rivers State wanted to use the visit tto Abuja to make a big statement that Mr.. Jonathan is behind his bid.

The team apologized to President Jonathan regarding Mr. Amaechi’s opposition to his presidency, saying that the governor had already joined the yet to be registered All progressive Congress (APC).

Chairman, Nigeria Governors' Forum, Rotimi Amaechi

Former Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili, and the Minister of State, Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, on Thursday led chiefs of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state that is opposed to Governor Rotimi Amaechi to a closed-door session with President Goodluck Jonathan.

The meeting, which was held inside one of the guest houses in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, was attended by a factional state chairman of the party, Mr. Felix Obuah; the five anti-Amaechi members of the state House of Assembly; the acting Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Chibudom Nwuche; a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Austin Opara; a former Minister of Transport, Abiye Sekibo; Senator Lee Maeba and Sergeant Awuse among other party chiefs.

In his remarks during the meeting, copies of which was made available to journalists, Obuah said the party chiefs were pained that Amaechi had remained the main champion of opposition in the country against the President and the Federal Government.

He alleged that the governor had repeatedly rebuffed all efforts aimed at making him to show remorse and respect the President.

While apologising to Jonathan and his wife, Patience, on the governor’s actions, Obuah said the people of the state were not with Amaechi in his hostile attitude towards the President.

He said, “We are pained and our heart bleeds today that the main champion of opposition in the country against Mr. President is Governor Chibuike Amaechi.

“We do not know what has come over the young man. Is it that he wants to destabilise the PDP before his eventual movement to his new party, having been handed over the ACN/APC structure in Rivers State?”

Obuah said apart from showing disrespect to the President, the governor is also attacking the Nigeria Police because the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Joseph Mbu, is not doing his bidding.

In an interview with State House correspondents, Obuah however insisted that there was no crisis in the state chapter of the party.

On Amaechi’s threat to leave the PDP, Obuah said nobody could stop the governor if he decides to leave.

Wike told journalists that  the problem with Amaechi was because he did not have the party structure.

He said, “That the governor does not have the party structure does not make him comfortable.”

On the situation in the state, Odili said, “What is important is for us to recognise that at any point in time respect for authority, respect for the rule of law and discipline are the guiding principles that will make us run whatever system or societies we are running in an orderly, disciplined fashion.”

Meanwhile, the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, explained that it was wrong for Obuah to say that Amaechi was opposing the President of the country.

Semenitari maintained that Amaechi had always being in support of Jonathan and wondered why the state PDP chairman would accuse the governor of antagonising the President.

She said, “I don’t really know if Mr. Obuah really campaigned for the President. I hope that our memory is not short as the governor has always been there to support the President. Governor Amaechi is not opposed to Mr. President,” Semenitari said.

She also dismissed Obuah’s insinuation that the governor was trying to destabilise the PDP before moving to another party, insisting that Amaechi remained a member of the PDP and has no plan to defect to another party.



  1. A state can not be run as if it belongs to only a particular individual.That is exactly the case of Rotimi Amaechi.Pls sir every thing must not be said through harsh words, command, anger, arrogance, aggitation in a pure democratic settings as a governor of the people who gave you the mandate.Amaechi’s policies are rigid, which is totaly wrong in governace especially in a state or nation that is recovering from many years of millitary rule.It is wrong to rule with a weep on the right hand.This is worry some & governor Amaechi will not say he is guilty of these? He claims he respects the rule of law & the same rule of law that brought him in as the governor and his brother Omehia respected, is the same rule of law that brought in Felix Obua as the state PDP chairman, but he has willing refused to accept & adopt Felix….because he Amaechi feels that, Felix is not loyal to him.Amaechi is very selfish.You will also agree with me that you don’t need a prophet to prophesy to you that Rotimi is not loyal to the President and PDP.Its very ovious and clear.Rotimi played the game but it did not work out for him.He wanted Hon. Nyesom Wike out of the system.He forgot Wike had been his inspiration & support before he rose to power as governor…Nysom did all he could to deliver and return Amaechi/PDP in the 2011 elections in the state.Rotimi should stop alowing the opposition use him against his own party.And he should seize from floating with them.He should control his loud mouth.Pls for your information Mr Rotimi pls respect Hon. prince Chibudom Nwuche.Pls leave the gentle man alone.He is not in your level.His appointment as the PDP Atg National Deputy chairman should not disturb you pls.Pls don’t.It was UNDER YOUR WATCH the man was CHEATED out in the Rivers West senatorial primary election.Sir have you so soon forgoten? Your wish is that he should not grow.Pls Rotimi Amaechi be humble…pls remember your background and be humble.Stop floating with APC.They are merely using you against your party: the Supreme un-defeated ruling party(PDP)


    • thanks for your comment…as for this website we like amaechi….but we are yet to see any better candidate than Prez Jonathan for 2015..we will limit our comment to this for now.

      we hope to have many more comments like yours too…thanks again…


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