PORT HARCOURT— Rivers State government has dismissed as untrue, allegations by wife of President Goodluck Jonathan that Governor Chibuike Amaechi imposed a nine months curfew on Okrika area of the state.
Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs Ibim Semenitari who spoke in Port Harcourt, also said the state government did not carry out the demolition it had planned around a school in Okrika to create a play ground for children at the model school being built in the area.
According to her: “For us in Rivers State, the wife of the President is a Rivers woman. It’s a thing of pride that a Rivers woman is the wife of the President. I have read the statement credited to her. It is important to know she is calling for peace. This shows clearly that some persons were acting without her consent. That is what her statement connotes.
“On the allegation that the governor imposed a nine month curfew on Okrika, Semenitari said “there might be quite some error on that. She did say that she was pleased with the governor for restoring peace in Okrika. There had never been any time this government imposed a nine months curfew on Okrika. It may have occurred before governor Amaechi came in.”