Rumours that the 27-pro Governor Rotimi Amaechi members of the Rives State House of Assembly are making attempts to flee the country in a bid to avoid investigation by the Nigeria Police over their roles in the July 9, 2013, fracas in the Assembly complex, has been dismissed by the state lawmakers, who say they have nothing to hide.
In a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday and signed by David Amusa, media assistant to the deputy speaker, Hon. Leyii Kwanee, the lawmakers stated that “we have no skeleton in our cupboards” hence their resolve to remain in the state and see the five pro-Nyesom Wike lawmakers put to shame.
The statement reads in part: “The attention of the Office of the Deputy Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly has been drawn to the rumour making the rounds that the deputy speaker, Hon. Barr. Leyii Kwanee, and other pro-Amaechi lawmakers are attempting to leave Nigeria to avoid police investigation and, to that effect, that some journalists have approached the deputy speaker for his reaction.
“The deputy speaker wishes to state that other pro-Amaechi lawmakers and himself do not have any skeleton in their cupboard, have nothing to fear and have no such plans to leave the country, hide from public glare or from the security agents.
“If there is any group of legislators who have any reason to fear, cover up and possibly leave the country, it should be the anti-Amaechi lawmakers. The investigation if thoroughly carried out will exonerate the pro-Amaechi lawmakers from causing the fracas and put to shame the ploy by the anti-Amaechi lawmakers to embarrass the House.”