Saturday, January 18, 2014

Rivers Crisis: Amaechi, Wike Set For Fresh Show Down


photoSupporters of Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and those of the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, are poised for a war of rallies in the state tomorrow, a week after the police broke up a similar gathering in Port Harcourt.
The pro-Amaechi rally, organised by Save Rivers Movement (SRM), is scheduled to take place at Bori, the traditional headquarters of Ogoniland and the seat of Khana LGA while the pro-Wike rally is the brainchild of Grassroots Development Initiative (GDI) and is slated for Degema-Kalabari,  headquarters of Degema LGA.
Spokesman for  GDI, Omunakwe Godwill, said  yesterday in Port Harcourt, that  the group’s rally would go ahead as planned  as Wike is determined to ‘rescue’ Rivers people from impunity.
Counsel to the pro-Amaechi  SRM, Ken Atsuwete, said on phone that he was at the Rivers police headquarters Port Harcourt yesterday , to deliver a letter for Police Commissoner Joseph Mbu, to inform him of the Bori rally.
Atsuwete, a  human rights activist, said SRM’s letter was to ensure protection by the security personnel and not for police permit.

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