By EGUFE YAFUGBORHI
PORT HARCOURT— CAMPAIGN posters and flyers projecting President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 presidential election flooded Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State, yesterday.
The posters, indicating a group, Voter 2 Voter, with a bold picture of the President, read “Our Dependable Choice 2015.”
The appearance of the campaign posters trailed escalated protests by youths in Rivers State, demanding Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s removal from office. The youths were believed to have pasted the posters.
Thousands of anti-Amaechi protesters, under the aegis of Rivers People’s Assembly, RPA, disrupted traffic at the Mile 1 fly over parks as they came from different directions to swarm the Isaac Boro Park, where they first converged.
Chief Nduka Emeka, who led one of the RPA protest groups, said they were determined to ensure that the governor provide answers to the ownership of the state’s grounded jet, which he said was the reason for RPA’s annoyance.
Nduka said: “We want Amaechi to step-down. Odili left two planes for him, today Rivers State does not have any aircraft. Even the controversial one he bought, we don’t know who the true owner is.”
Ironically, some of the protesters sporting Amaechi Must Go T-shirts, who spoke to Vanguard, had no idea why they were protesting.
One of them, Frank Mbonu, said: “My friend invited me, gave me the T-shirt and some cash to join them. He told me it was his master, who was coordinating the runs.”
The protesters later marched to the Rivers State Government House, from Isaac Boro Park with police on guard.