While citizens of Rivers State react over the 2014 budget that was passed into law by Gov. Amaechi over night, the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon. Ibim Semenitari has accused the Minister of Education, Hon. Nyesom Wike of securing a court order to disregard the budget.
Speaking to journalists in Port Harcourt, the Commissioner said, the passage of the budget was legal as against claims by across section of Rivers citizens, pointing out that by constitution wherever the Speaker of the House deems fit for legislative process is accepted, so the lawmakers have not erred by law, considering what happened at 9th July, 2013 where the House was plunged into disorder, hence making the lawmakers to took the steps they took to pass the budget.
Again, she stressed that Gov. Amaechi as a former Speaker of the House has the right to visit the Assembly at will, but in this case he went with his cabinet for the purpose of performing the passage of the budget into law, so he had not violated the law by constitution.
She urged Rivers people to be steadfast as the Amaechi led administration is committed to protect and serve the people of the state and not allow few disgruntled fellows to plunge the state into chaos.
She prays the judge of the Supreme Court to maintain her integrity as to save her good name she had worked over the years to earn by not granting the Hon. Acting Minister of Education, Hon. Nyesom his plea with others.
However, the acting Minister of Education has also reacted to the accusation saying he has not even contemplated taking such action hence he was surprised when he read the accusation on newspapers.
Hon. Wike urged the people of Rivers State to disregard such accusation and face reality as he is committed to defend the rights of the Rivers man in a sound democratic setting. Vowing Rivers State could not be rendered useless by group of people. That as long as he lives he will defend the constitutional rights of every Rivers man and woman. ####
Allanso Jonathan Allanso