BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME
PORT HARCOURT—All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has dismissed fears in some quarters that Governor Rotimi Amaechi may be impeached.
Speaking against the backdrop of allegation by the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, that Governor Amaechi was among five governors of the party penciled down for impeachment, media aide to the state Chairman of the party, Chief Eze Eze, said the people of the state should not panic as the governor had majority of the lawmakers on his side.
He said: “The APC, Rivers State chapter, wishes to reassure party faithful, the good people of Rivers State and all progressives across the country, that the job of Governor Amaechi, remains safe.
“We are confident that God will not allow the evil machinations of the Presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to materialise. In the specific case of Rivers State, we are sure that God who has protected Amaechi all these years will surely see him through to the end of his tenure. Having said this, one thing going for Amaechi is that having spent eight good years as Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly and four years as the Leader of the Speakers’ Forum in Nigeria, he is in a better position to understand legislative power games.
“We should also appreciate the fact that apart from politics, most of the members of the House are Amaechi’s colleagues and political associates, who are too principled to sell out at this crucial time.”