Governor Rotimi Amaechi broke his silence, for the first time, over his presence at State House of Assembly when five lawmakers attempted to impeach the Speaker in a House of 32 lawmakers.
“I used to be the speaker of the house and the law is that you are not even allowed to bring your walking stick in when entering. How did these people manage to bring in thugs, weapons, a fake mace and cause mayhem while the police were not only looking on but aiding them?”
“But again, there is no law that criminalises ambition in Nigeria, it is sad because people do everything to bring you down. If this crisis continues, one group will lose and that is the people of Rivers State.”
A crowd of Rivers State’s indigenes was at Chatham House. They carried placards, praising Amaechi’s good work. Many of them are students enjoying the state’s scholarship scheme designed to improve manpower.