FROM CHRIS ANUCHA, PORT HARCOURT
Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State shocked his opponents who had made frantic efforts to black mail him on the death and burial of the mother-in-law of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. At the funeral service yesterday, held at Okrika National Secondary School, he not only attended the burial ceremony, but also sang, danced more than others in attendance. This attracted thunderous ovation from surprised members of the congregation.
On Thursday also, the chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, not only went to the Port Harcourt International Airport Omagwa to welcome the president, two of them, including the governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson flew in the same chopper.
Governor Amaechi, who at some point appeared spiritual and emotional as he danced some gospel tunes rendered by the popular gospel artiste, Gozie Okeke, attracted the attention of the congregation, who responded with cheers.
The governor, who was obviously not perturbed by what people might say or perceive about his presence at the church funeral relished himself in different dance styles and steps to the admiration of all.