By Dayo Johnson, Akure
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Hon. Isaac Kekemeke has advised President Goodluck Jonathan to stop stoking the crisis in Rivers State.
Kekemeke, an Ijaw leader in Ondo State, said the President should stop playing up the crisis “with a view either to cause political distress to Amaechi in Rivers State or with a view to causing pain to our democracy in Nigeria”.
Kekemeke, also a former Secretary to the State Government, spoke in Akure while awarding scholarship to 24 secondary schools students across the state to mark his 50th birthday and the 6th edition of his yearly essay competition for secondary schools.
He urged Jonathan to ensure that peace returns to Rivers State to forestall national anarchy and stop been a vindictive leader as regards his differences with Governor Amaechi.
The former SSG, who said the President has a duty to put an end to the crisis in Rivers, stated that his continued silence over the crisis is an indication that the President is in support of what is happening in the state.
Kekemeke expressed shock that five of the 32 lawmakers in the state took over the affairs of the state assembly and announced the removal of the Speaker. “To me, there is only one House of Assembly in Rivers State, that Rivers Assembly is headed by Amachree not Bibi who is an impostor as there was no sitting to elect him and more so five can never be greater than 26.
”We have seen that 26 members of the Assembly have stood up to give their support to Amachree, so the other Speaker remains an impostor and that will be a threat to our democracy,” Kekemeke said