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Former Rivers Commissioner Calls Amaechi A Dictator

Channels Television  
Updated May 8, 2013

A lawyer and former Rivers State Commissioner of Information, Emmanuel Okah has described the leadership style of Governor Chibuike Amaechi as suppressive and dictatorial.

Mr Okah, who was a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, said Mr Amaechi runs the affairs of Rivers state as though it was a one man business.

He said the governor determines “who becomes Chairman; he determines who becomes the Secretary; he determines who becomes a Councillor; he determines who goes to the House; he determines who goes to the Senate.”

The former Commissioner accused Governor Amaechi of using his office to persecute anyone who challenges the decisions of his administration.

He said for merely going to court to challenge the election of Godspowe Akeh, who is loyal to Governor Amaechi , as the chairman of the Rivers state executive organ of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the governor revoked the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) of the petitioner, Felix Obuah’s hotel in Omoku.

Governor Amaechi suffered a great political setback last month as the Rivers state chapter of the PDP executive led by Mr Akeh was sacked by an Abuja High court presided over by Justice Ishaq Bello.

Justice Bello approved the election of the faction loyal to the Minister of State for Education, Nyson Wike led by Mr Obuah and the entire members of the factional executive.












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