Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has described the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu, as a known member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), whose assignment is to execute illegal actions in the state.
Speaking on Wednesday shortly after signing the state 2014 Appropriation Bill into law, Amaechi stressed that Mbu was not a policeman.
The governor has been at loggerheads with the police commissioner since he was posted to Rivers State, alleging that Mbu was being used by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan to undermine the security of the state.
Explaining that a group of persons, led by some Abuja-based politicians from the state and Mbu had planned to stop the House of Assembly and Judiciary from functioning, Amaechi claimed that the ultimate plan was to forestall the progress of the state.
He said, “The initial plan of those led by our so-called ‘Abuja brothers’ and the commissioner of police is to stop you (lawmakers) from dealing with legislative functions.
“I hear that one of them is telling people that he has been able to stop the House from sitting, he has been able to stop the judiciary from functioning. The truth of the matter is that none of such things could happen other than the fact that they are using the state apparatus which is the police.
“The commissioner of police is completely not a policeman. He (Mbu) is a known PDP politician who attends meetings with them and carries out illegal actions.
“But yesterday, you were able to assert that democracy is about people and that when you talk about democracy, it begins with the legislative arm of government for the reason that you represent each unit of our people and you actually go down to the people”.