Amaechi’s Kinsmen Vow To Resist Plot To Remove Him From Office
Embattled Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi yesterday received the support of his kinsmen – the Ikwerre ethnic nationality, who insisted that he must be allowed to complete his second tenure despite mounting intrigues and plots to oust him from office.
The Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organization Worldwide, the Ikwerre Development Association, the Ikwerre Youth Movement and the Ikwerre Women Forum came to this unanimous decision during their meeting in Port Harcourt on Monday.
President General of Ogbkor Ikwerre, Professor Austine Onyeozu in his opening speech insisted that “the people of Ikwerre ethnic Nationality will not fold their arms and allow Amaechi to be humiliated and pulled down by those opposed to his style of governance.”
“If you have any problem with Amaechi, take him to court; there is no problem with that. Today, they are calling Amaechi a bad man so that they can bring him down,” he said.
Toeing a similar line, member representing Ikwerre/Emohua federal constituency in the House of Representatives Andrew Uchendu, said the people of Ikwerre are concerned over the unwarranted attacks on the person of Amaechi and wondered what he did to merit such attacks, declaring that Ikwerre people will stand by the governor “in this trying time.”