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BY Henry Umoru

ABUJA—FORMER Federal Commissioner for Information and Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, some South-South elders and stakeholders have urged the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to expel Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State if he did not resign honourably from the party.

Calling on Amaechi to resign from the PDP, they said his resignation would enable him concentrate on his war of acrimony against the leadership of the PDP, adding that if failed to resign as a member of the party, the national leadership of the PDP should expel him from the party to restore sanity to the PDP as well as serve as deterrent to other ‘’renegade members.’’

Amaechi, Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum; and the national chairman, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur
Amaechi, Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum; and the national chairman, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur

Clark and the South-South elders made the call after assessing the state of the nation particularly with regard to the lingering crisis in Rivers States.

The elders also took a swipe at the some of the Northern governors who visited governor Ameachi as well as the Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka saying: ‘’We find it difficult to understand why Nigerians, including those acclaimed to be academics of international repute and serving governors have decided to fan the embers of disrespect, arrogance, and absolute insolence of Governor Chibuike Amaechi.

‘’We cannot comprehend the basis of the meddlesomeness of particularly some Northern Governors and busy body professors who have decided to carry the banner of the Rivers State internal crisis on their heads. When Gov. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, uncouth, ill-mannered, reminiscent of chequered upbringing, derogatorily undermines President Goodluck Jonathan, and unruly labels him as an “authoritarian dictator” it is seen by these disgruntled apologists to be within the frame of normal political discourse.

“But when the First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan makes an innocuous comment on the Rivers State crisis, these professors use the most virulent despicable grammar in the lexicon of Nobel laureates to qualify her. It is fictile, untraditional and unethical for a man to publicly insult another man’s wife as Africans. It is therefore confounding to see a supposed role model and responsible “husband” in the mould of our obtrusive professor to throw decency in the winds to publicly denigrate and disparage the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. We doubt if there is a woman of honour in his house.”


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