Rivers alleges plot to eliminate Wike
Five days after Governor Nyesom Wike and the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi’s security aides clashed in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State government has alleged of plans and strategies to eliminate the governor.
Joining in the fray, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the arrest of the minister for unauthorized use of siren and for contravening all traffic rules that led to the knocking down of the governor’s outrider at Nwaja junction in Port Harcourt on Saturday.
The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Emma Okah, said the state considers the police report on the clash between Governor Wike and Amaechi convoy, as biased and sad development.
Okah picked hole in the State Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed’s claim that the governor was 400 meters away from the scene of Saturday’s incident and that police investigation could not unravel how the governor’s outrider’s bike could have been knocked down purportedly by the minister’s vehicle was disturbing.
According to him, if the police was in doubt as to who knocked down the outrider, they should have asked the rider who is in detention how he was knocked down.
The commissioner asserted that the police claim that the incident was a minor one, irrespective of a deliberate disregard for the law and office of the governor, could be likened as a rehearsal of a plot to eliminate the governor in connivance with the police.
He observed that the police did not investigate the matter but acted a script written for it by the Commander of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), Mr. Akin Fakorede, who is a friend of the minister.
Okah observed that it was preposterous for the police to treat a state governor like a subordinate of a minister. He said that for the police not to recognize the priority of the governor’s convoy over any other convoy in the state except those allowed by law is a national embarrassment.
The PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah, has also rejected the police report, describing it as misleading. He noted that the despicable affront against a governor must not be treated as another piece of drama to fascinate impressionable minds.
Meanwhile, troubled by the rising security situations, the House of Assembly has resolved to formally write President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged threat to the security architecture of the state.
The lawmakers also vowed to take legal means to stop the alleged illegal activities perpetuated by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in the state.
The resolutions followed a motion moved by the Leader of the Assembly, Martin Amaewhule, over reported cases of alleged involvement of SARS personnel in criminal activities.
The speaker said the security of the state is beyond the activities of SARS and called on the Federal Government and international communities for intervention.
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