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Amaechi appeals to Jonathan to call supporters to order

Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers state governor and director-general of the All Progressives Congress presidential campaign, has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to prevail on his supporters and members of the Peoples Democratic Party to refrain from unleashing violence on the opposition in the state and across the country.Amaechi made this appeal following the attack on APC supporters who were heading for [...]

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    Amaechi: I never knew I would be governor

Amaechi: I never knew I would be governor

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, declared on Tuesday that he never knew he would be governor.Amaechi, who was speaking at the inauguration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign in Port Harcourt, said his enemies tried to get him out of office, but they failed.“I thank God because I never knew I would be governor. Today, I am governor [...]

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    Rivers people grieving with Jonathan, says Amaechi

Rivers people grieving with Jonathan, says Amaechi

Chibuike Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, has condoled with President Goodluck Jonathan and his family over the death of Nancy Jonathan-Olei, the president’s younger sister.Amaechi said that the prayers and thoughts of the people of Rivers were with the president’s family in their moment of grief.He prayed that God grants them the fortitude to bear the loss.“The pain of an [...]

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    Amaechi not funding APC, says Rivers party chairman

Amaechi not funding APC, says Rivers party chairman

The All Progressives Congress says Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, is not funding the party, contrary to claims that he had been footing the party’s bills in return for the chance to be named running mate to Muhammadu Buhari, which eventually went to Yemi Osinbajo.Reacting to claims of Amaechi’s heavy financial involvement with the party, Davies Ikanya, chairman of APC [...]

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    DSS warns ‘serving governor’, says no one above the law

DSS warns ‘serving governor’, says no one above the law

The Department of State Services (DSS) has issued a final warning to politicians who make provocative statements, saying it will no longer tolerate public office holders who use their positions to fan the flames of violence and acts that are inimical to the general interest of the nation.Speaking on Monday through its spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, the DSS referenced the statement [...]

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    PDP: Amaechi’s mutiny comments unpatriotic

PDP: Amaechi’s mutiny comments unpatriotic

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned politicians, particularly Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, against undue involvement with matters of discipline in the army.Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the party, who said this on Wednesday, maintained that such matters are within the purview of military authorities.He urged politicians not to make comments that encourage indiscipline and disobedience.Metuh said that during the [...]

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    Amaechi: Why I support the mutineers

Amaechi: Why I support the mutineers

Chibuike Amaechi, governor of Rivers state and director-general of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, says he will continue to support the soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny because the soldiers acted within their rights by protesting against the authorities who refused to adequately equip them.Speaking on Tuesday during an interactive session with journalists at Eko Hotels, Lagos, Amaechi, identified the challenge of the [...]

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    Amaechi named DG of APC presidential campaign

Amaechi named DG of APC presidential campaign

After failing to secure his desired position of running mate to Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)in the 2015 presidential election, Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, has now been announced as director-general of the party's presidential campaign organisation.He is to devise creative means by which the party would win the 2015 presidential election.Speaking through Lai Mohammed, its spokesman, on [...]

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    APC: We’ll form parallel govt ‘if polls are rigged’

APC: We’ll form parallel govt ‘if polls are rigged’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will form a parallel government if next year's elections are rigged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking on Friday through Lai Mohammed, its national publicity secretary, the party emphasised that the statement of Rotimi Amaechi at the APC Salvation Rally in Abuja on Wednesday about rejecting the outcome of the 2015 elections and forming a parallel government [...]

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    Beware of treason, presidency warns Amaechi

Beware of treason, presidency warns Amaechi

The Presidency has warned Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, against using the immunity he enjoys to commit treason.Reacting to Amaechi's comments during a rally organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC), Doyin Okupe, the senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, accused the governor of gross rascality.“For someone who aspires to become the vice president of this [...]

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    Amaechi: No difference between GEJ and Abacha

Amaechi: No difference between GEJ and Abacha

Despite the legal threat that the presidency issued against him, Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, is not about to cease his continuous criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan.Amaechi, whose estranged relationship with the president dates back to 2013, does not spare Jonathan anytime he has the opportunity to lampoon him publicly.Speaking on Tuesday during a television programme on AIT, Amaechi compared [...]

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    ‘Be careful’, Amaechi’s spokesperson warns Abati

‘Be careful’, Amaechi’s spokesperson warns Abati

Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers state governor, has replied a statement from the presidency accusing him of irresponsible and rascally behaviour.Reacting to the statement, Ibim Semenitari, his commissioner for information and communication, noted Amaechi, as an elected official, could not be threatened by the president.“I would want to say that the presidential spokesman should be careful for the kind of threats he issues [...]

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    Presidency threatens Amaechi with legal action

Presidency threatens Amaechi with legal action

The presidency has threatened to file a legal action against Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, over the manner that he has been attacking President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience.Describing Amaechi’s recent utterances against Jonathan as deliberate falsehood, Reuben Abati, presidential spokesman, said the governor should not be deceived by the immunity he presently enjoys because he would soon [...]

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    Amaechi: First Lady fighting me for Rivers money

Amaechi: First Lady fighting me for Rivers money

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, says his prolonged battle with Patience Jonathan, wife of Nigeria’s president, is the result of his refusal to part with money meant for the development of the state. Amaechi accused the first lady of using thugs against him, saying the economy of the state would collapse should Jonathan win the 2015 election. Speaking in Port Harcourt on [...]

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    Governors reject autonomy for LGAs

Governors reject autonomy for LGAs

The two factions of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) have rejected the national assembly's proposal granting autonomy to local governments.In separate reactions, the two factions, led by Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, and Jonah Jang, governor of Plateau state, said the proposed autonomy for local governments in the country was not in line with the operation of a federal [...]

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Jonathan, governors continue battle over success of Ebola

Goodluck Jonathan has told the governors of Rivers and Lagos – the only states where cases of the Ebola Virus Disease were recorded in the country, that neither him nor them can take credit for the success recorded in containing the virus in the country.Apart from Senegal, which prevented its single case from spreading at an alarming rate, Nigeria remains the [...]

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