The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has reassured its members and the people of the state that the job of the Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, is not at risk.
A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant, Media and Public Affairs to the state Chairman of APC, Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, described Amaechi as an experienced politician, who was in a better position to understand legislative power games.
“The Rivers State chapter of the APC wishes to reassure party faithful, the good people of Rivers State and all progressives across the country that the job of the state Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, remains very much safe.
“This reassurance becomes necessary in view of the apprehension in some quarters following the confirmation by the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, that Amaechi is one of the five APC governors pencilled down by the Presidency to be impeached before the 2015 elections – others being the governors of Adamawa (already impeached), Nasarawa, Edo and Borno.
“We are confident that God will not allow the evil machinations of the Presidency and the PDP to materialise. In the specific case of Rivers State, we are sure that God who has protected Amaechi all these years will surely see him through to the end of his tenure.”
“We should also appreciate the fact that apart from politics, most of the members of the House are Amaechi’s colleagues and political associates, who are too principled to sell out at this crucial time.
The statement said that Amaechi and the lawmakers in the state shared similar political fate, the state APC recalled that they (Amaechi and the 25 lawmakers) were all suspended from the PDP and forced to join the APC.
It described the pro-Amaechi members of the House of Assembly as victims of PDP’s brutality and high-handedness.
“Amaechi and the G25 lawmakers detest evil, greed and politics without principle, which are the hallmarks of Nyesom Wike’s G6 lawmakers.
“Not to be overlooked is Amaechi’s feats in education, health, agriculture provision, quality roads and making Port Harcourt the world book capital. All these have conferred on him an international stature and any mad step to impeach him for any unholy reason will attract the ire of the international community,” it said.