Rivers PDP Crisis: No plans to impeach Amaechi – Legislature…..Vanguard

FOLLOWING the sack of the Rivers State Executive of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP which was loyal to Governor Chibuike Amaechi, Elders of the party Friday said there were moves to put in place a process to reconcile both the governor and the new Executive Committee.

The PDP elders also said that the Rivers State governor will not dump the party for another on account of the court judgment, just as they said that there was no reason the governor should do that because he was currently the leader of the party in Rivers State.

Rivers State Governor Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi(m); flanked by House of Representatives member, Chief Andrew Uchendu(left), Elder Chidi Wihioka and supporters on arrival in Port Harcourt FridayAddressing Journalists in Abuja yesterday, the PDP elders led by Sergeant Awuse and a former House of Representatives’ deputy speaker, Austin Opara who spoke under the aegis, ‘’Concerned PDP Elders of Rivers State”, stressed that there was the urgent need for this peace process if development, growth and a peaceful working environment must be guaranteed.

According to them, the new executive committee of the PDP in Rivers State led by Felix Obuah had put in place a reconciliation committee to ensure that all members of PDP in the State were properly united ahead of 2015 elections.

Other members of Rivers State PDP Elders Forum include, Senator Lee Maebea, while members of the Rivers State Legislators Forum include among others, Hon. Kelechi Nwogu, Hon. Inunwo Victor, Hon. Micheal Chinda and Hon. Martins Chike.

Meanwhile, members of Rivers State House of Assembly also yesterday denied allegation of plots to impeach the state governor, Chibuke Ameachi.

Responding to questions yesterday on whether there were plans to remove the governor, Hon. Inunwo said, “I am not aware of any impeachment plan. But what we are saying is that we should be allowed to do our job as the State House of Assembly members”.

The allegation of impeachment plot against the governor was rife, just as it was reported that his Commissioner for Information, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari was invited for questioning by the Office of the National Security Adviser.

JD: Hm ,the Jonathan group really hope to decimate Amaechi long before 2015,and this appears to be one of the strategies in place.One is wont to think,will Amaechi survive it,but in truth the question will be; will Jonathan survive all the hurdles in front of him to get to the promised rock in 2015? The forces against Jonathan’s candidacy are quite formidable, least of all the northern elements in the party.He has to at least keep his own backyard intact ,hence no efforts will be spared to make sure he takes control of rivers state,and it appears Amaechi might not play ball.But  a day is long in the life of politicians so its early days yet to ascertain which way the pendulum will swing