Governor Amaechi Lists Out President Jonathan’s Many Sins
Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has revealed the core of his frosty relationship with President Goodluck Jonathan, saying the state is being victimised. Amaechi, who is the Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, noted that he left the PDP for the APC to protect the interest of Rivers people.
“For Rivers State, basically that is the cause of the quarrel and you have a choice to make. The choice for me is to vote out PDP and there is no sentiment about that.
“Legally, we have not lost Soku (oil wells). We have just lost Soku to the fact that the President is from Bayelsa. When a President that is not from Bayelsa comes, he will look at the facts and the facts are there.
“The Federal Government, in writing in the court, said to the court: ‘sorry, court, we made a mistake; we will correct the mistake’ and we have told the Federal Government: ‘don’t call us for a meeting; go and correct that mistake. How could you people wake up in 2011… suddenly changed the map of Nigeria and take Soku (a part of Rivers State) into Bayelsa State?”
Amaechi also said the Jonathan administration refused to carry on a very important road project awarded by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration to link the oil-rich Bonny Island in the state.
He said: “That road to Bonny was awarded by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. They started; they have done just one bridge… President Goodluck Jonathan has forgotten about that road completely, despite the fact that part of the money that feeds the Nigerian economy comes from that place, Bonny. That’s where you have the natural gas plant.”
Amaechi then proceeded to ask the medical doctors he was addressing some questions:
“Should the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that schooled in the University of Port Harcourt, worked at OMPADEC, Ministry of Education, University of Education or College of Education (COE) sit down there and deny Rivers people water?”
The people chorused ‘No’.
“Should I remain in that kind of government (party)?” Again, the people chorused ‘No.’
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