A former Commissioner for Information in Rivers state, Emmanuel Okah, has blamed the Governor of Rivers state for the crisis rocking the state.
Speaking on Channels TV Sunrise Daily, he decried the Governor’s resort to visit the Rivers State House of Assembly during the crisis that rocked the Assembly on Tuesday, stating that “the Governor was the one that came to the Assembly with war.”
He demanded that the Governor must be tried for conspiracy as he stood by and watched as one of his supporters in the House of Assembly battered another lawmaker following the purported impeachment of the Speaker.
A former Commissioner for Information in Rivers state, Emmanuel Okah, has described the House of Representatives resolution that the Inspector General of Police repost the Commissioner of Police in Rivers state as being ‘politically motivated.’
Speaking on Channels TV breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, the lawyer opined that the Inspector General of Police should ignore the resolution, insisting that the resolution by the lawmakers lack merit.
“If I have my way, I will urge the CP (Commissioner of Police) to ignore that resolution as it lacks merit” he stated, adding that “they (the lawmakers) do not dictate to the IG (Inspector General ) who and who is posted to any command.”
He further argued that the lawmakers decision was not based on adequate information.
“They do not have the fact the IG has. They do not have the facts the CP has. The only problem that has happened around the CP in Rivers state is not that the man is wanting in the discharge of his professional obligation, the only problem he has had over time is because Amaechi believes the Commissioner of Police is not doing his bidding.”
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.