Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rivers impeachment crisis: Jonathan is too big to fight Amaechi – Presidency

The  Presidency today denied the involvement of President Goodluck Jonathan in the crisis rocking the River State House of Assembly saying the call fro his removal by the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria is flawed.

This position was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, who said it was unfair to link Jonathan to the chaos currently happening in Rivers state.

Okupe stressed that Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi was too small politically for President Jonathan to fight with, a statement which many saw as a veiled reference to how the governor described the Minister of State for Health, Nyesom Wike when he was asked about the rift between them.

Five members of the House of Assembly yesterday challenged the authority of the current leadership resulting in a violent reaction by the pro-Amaechi members. Not less than four of the members of the House were injured in the ensuing chaos.

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