PORT HARCOURT—Chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill, yesterday, said that the problem between Governor Rotimi Amaechi and President Goodluck Jonathan was avoidable.
Speaking in Port Harcourt, Princewill who said he interacted with both men at separate times over the issues, said that the problem started shortly after the last elections, adding that one of the parties did not manage the issue properly.
He said: “It was not the Governors’ Forum that brought about the problem between Amaechi and President Jonathan. It started before 2012. That problem could have been avoided. The finger of blame can be pointed at any direction.
“Amaechi was very close to Jonathan when he was Vice President. I am aware that Jonathan nominated commissioners in the cabinet in the first term of Governor Amaechi. We must understand that there is a difference between the President and the Presidency. There are things that may come out of the Presidency that may not have the hand of the President. If it was a problem between Amaechi and the President it would have been easily resolved.”