Following the atmosphere of uncertainty and political crisis rocking Rivers State presently, the state House of Assembly, yesterday, adjourned indefinitely as plots to arrest the Speaker, Hon Otelemaba Dan-Amachree and other key officers of the state legislature as well as the state Commissioner of Finance, Dr. Chamberlain Peterside, was uncovered.
Sequel to this, the speaker has appealed to the National Assembly to wade in to the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
He alleged that there were plans to declare a state of emergency in the state before Thursday, May 9, 2013 as youths from five constituencies in the state, including Port Harcourt 3, Omuma, Ogu/Bolo, Obio/Akpor 1 and 2 stormed the House of Assembly complex in Port Harcourt demanding the removal of Governor RotimiAmaechi and the Speaker of the House.
However, a rancour between some of the protesters, especially those from Ogu/Bolo constituency, and their leaders over money promised them exposed their schemes as some complained that the N2, 000 given to them to be part of the protest was paltry.
Speaking to newsmen at the Assembly complex in Port Harcourt yesterday, Amachree said that the House would have reconvened if not for the plot to destabiliseit.
Speaking through his Media Adviser, Jim Udede Opiki, the speaker said, “The House did not sit due tosecurity the situation within and outside the complex. The House was supposed to reconvene by 10.00 am, but before then, we saw some strange visitors in their thousands, who came here to stage a protest.”