Amaechi Files Fresh Suit Against PDP, Says Party Has No Right to Evaluate Office Holders
Rivers state Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has filed a fresh suite at a Port-Harcourt High court seeking to stop the plan by the Peoples Democratic Party in the state to commence a performance evaluation of political office holders elected on the platform of PDP in River state.
The PDP in River state under the chairmanship of Felix Obuah, who is opposed to the governor and believed to be working for the interest of the presidency, had inaugurated a Performance Evaluation Committee to look into the performance of office holders elected on the platform of the PDP in the state.
Emenike Ebite, Amaechi’s lawyer, said the PDP lacks the constitutional power to carry out an oversight function on democratically elected public officers.
Emenike said, “They want to carry out oversight functions on political office holders. It is not in our constitution. It is not in the 1999 constitution as amended. That is why the parties have approached the court and they’ve prayed the court to stop the process from going on”.
Justice Godpower Opruma of the Port Harcourt High court adjourned the hearing till the 4th of July, 2013, when he’ll listen to the motion of interlocutory injunction.
Parties in the summon filed by Governor Amaechi include Senator Magnus Abe, Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Otelemaba Dan Amakiri, as well as the Chairman of Port Harcourt Local government council, Chimbiko Akarolo.
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