Rivers Crisis: “Beg President Jonathan To Ensure That I’m Not Killed Because That Is Their Plan”

Amaechi-GEJThe Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi on Saturday raised the alarm over threats to his well-being and pleaded with President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure that he is not killed.

Amaechi, who made this known in an interview with Sahara TV, may have done irreparable damage to the fragile relationship between him and Mr. Jonathan as he made categorical statements indicting the presidency on his recent travails in the interview.

The governor, while recounting his ordeal in the hands of the police and aviation authorities since his relationship with President Jonathan went sour, said he no longer feels safe.

“I don’t have an aide de camp. I don’t have a chief security officer. They’ve withdrawn so many policemen. They’ve withdrawn all policemen from the commissioners. I feel unsafe. I just know that they want to kill me. Beg Mr. President to ensure that I’m not killed because I’m sure they are planning towards that.”

Amaechi, who alleged that the ultimate plan by his opponents is to expose him to danger, fingered his former Chief of Staff now Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike and the president’s wife, Mrs. Patience Jonathan of using Mr. Joseph Mbu, the state commissioner of police to intimidate him and the people of the state.

He said, “It is not just Wike that is controlling Mbu. It is not just Mrs. Patience Jonathan that is controlling Mbu. There are some people on the street controlling him.

“They are doing two things under the watch of Mr. President and the Inspector-General of Police. They are trying to intimidate the Rivers society so that they can rig elections. And they are trying to intimidate me and expose me to danger.”

Amaechi also accused the National Aviation Management Authority, NAMA, of monitoring his movement and deliberately delaying his flights.

He decried the level of impunity under the present administration saying it was worse than what Nigeria experienced during the regime of the late military dictator, General Sani Abacha.

Amaechi also foreclosed any solution to the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF leadership impasse until after the 2015 elections, adding that things would have been different had the president not interfered in the forum’s May 24, 2013, election.

Contrary to the persistent denial by the presidency that it had no interest whatsoever in the NGF election, Amaechi alleged that President Jonathan confirmed his involvement at the last meeting the rebel governors had with him.

“While Akpabio was denying it, I reminded him that the President confirmed to me that he participated. Jonathan said he canvassed support for Governor Shema and that he called governors and showed them a video recording of my speech on the oil well that was taken from Soku to Balyesa, and he therefore told them that if I won, he would never work with me,” he said.

The governor also said the possibility of a truce between him and the first family was left in the hands of the President and God.

“If the President wants peace, I will be available. And it should not be the type of peace that we had in 2011, that was because of the election,” he said.

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  • AMAECHI, YOU CAN REALLY BE CHILDISH. BUT HOW LONG WILL THE ELDERS WAIT FOR YOU TO GROW UP TO JOIN THEM IN THE ELDERS FORUM? PLEASE ACT FAST AND PLEASE GET SOME KNOWLEDGE AND REDIRECT YOUR WAYS AND UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE BEEN A FOOL. YOU CAN’T WIN A WAR OF JUSTICE WHEN YOU ARE UNJUST.

    • You are an idiot. What justifies the actions of Jonathan and his rabid wife, wike, Mbu and the rest of you nincompoops spewing slime from those cesspits you call mouth.
      If Jonathan feels that he has become god overnight, those of you who support his foolishness had better advised him and remind him of the likes of Sani Abacha.
      hopeless fools.
      Truth and justice will be far from you when you need them the most.

    • AMECHI,AMECHI, ROTIMI CHIBUKE AMECHI, How many times did i call you River State people give you mandate to govern them well, not to be moving around with Buhari,Tinubu and others stop giving Yoruba and Hausa river state people money, there doing you 419, CAN YOU TELL US HOW MUCH YOU HAVE WASTED SINCE YOU START JOINING THIS APC? IF you talk of who GOD support to lead his people GEJ is Ahead of you. Leave Hausa and Yoruba man alone they will fail you, Go back to your brother GEJ make peace with him. Igbo people say ( ozu sii bee isii enyi ka nwanne anaa) Think twice my Governor i rest my case.

  • Governor Amaechi is just a big miscreant in Nigeria and Rivers State in general. You go about causing harms in the state and try to redirect it to the Presidency. Its a shame that a graduate of his kind would be as ignorant as he is about the use of Education. Take away your pride and selfish ego to keep the state at Peace. We gave you mandate to Governor us to a better height and not into personal battle for supremacy. God will fight for the less privileged citizens you have decided never to listen to or seek their say on your recent Power pursuit. We in Rivers State will not support any of such adventure from you a Tyrant Governor.

  • Wat makes Amechi a different person compare 2 al dos our policriminal in 9ja? Go setle ur differences n let peace reign in ur state n 9ja at large.

  • Please Amechi should be mature as a Governor. focus on ur election promises that Aluta spirit is not good for our country, if u have political ambitious go about it without ds way u are going. Please please those behind u are deceiving u.

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