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Rivers Political Crisis: Resign Now, Civil Group Tells Gov. Amaechi

As the current Rivers State Political crisis rages on, a Civil Society Group, Rivers Youth Democrats (RYD) has called on the Rivers State governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to resign his position as governor of the state.

National President of the organization, Comrade Jonah Weli Okechukwu made this call in Port Harcourt while speaking with newsmen.

Comrade Okachukwu accused Governor Amaechi of failing to quell the crisis in the state, but rather prefers spending the state resources on media war against other personalities leaving his domain on fire.

The governor was also accused of bashing into the State Assembly Chambers which according to him, the governor cannot exonerate himself from blame with whatever excuses and reason aimed at justifying his act.

The RYD President, Okechukwu who is of Ikwerre ethnic nationality said the governor has the capacity to halt whatever is the issue in the state, noting that it is the governor’s responsibility to approach the presidency and seek for ways to amicably resolve the impasse.

Rivers Youth Democrats through its President, Okechukwu is of the view that from all indications, the governor is bent on chasing shadows than going for the cure of the state ailment.

He called on the governor to throw in the towel, if he is no longer able to manage the state affairs, instead of allowing the state to drift into anarchy.

According to Okechukwu, the organization in her mid-year conference consider as part of her communiqué the call on the governor to quit office, alleging that the numerous solidarity visits to the governor were financed with Rivers State monies.

He said the ban on protests in the state without permission from the police now necessitated the arranged solidarity visits, which his organization has condemned in its entirely.

The organization maintained that, if Governor Amaechi is on the path of peace, he would not have been washing the dirty linen of the state in the public adding that the governor’s quest for power was noticed in his interview to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) recently.###

James Mgboineme

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