Protesters Hold Amaechi, Four Northern Governors “Hostage” At Port Harcourt International Airport
Hundreds of Protesters this morning laid seige at the PortHarcourt airport in an attempt to embarrass Governor Rotimi Amaechi before 4 Northern Governors who came to pay him a solidarity visit. Just last week, 5 persons out of 30 members of Rivers House of Assembly impeached their Speaker
The four governors of Jigawa, Kano, Niger and Adamawa came to pay him a solidarity visit, but could not leave the Port Harcourt International airport as protesters rented by forces loyal to President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience bombarded the airport.
Amaechi, who arrived on a different flight from Abuja around 9:00 AM had to wait in the VIP lounge of the airport until the other four governors arrived as he could not leave, worried that his convoy would come under attack from the protesters.
Sources at the airport told SaharaReporters that the protesters were bused to the airport a early as 7 AM this morning, by 8AM huge crowd bearing placards had virtually taken over the airport with the police giving them protection.
Aides to the governor said they are worried that a bloody confrontation could arise should the governors leave the airport as several of the protesters appear armed.
Opposition parties earlier revealed that Mr. Jonathan wants to foment a violent confrontation between supporters of the governor, and those opposed to him so as to give room to declare a state of emergency in the state,
Last week, five lawmakers led by an Evans Bipi, who is a close relative of Mr. Jonathan’s wife tried unsuccessfully to hijack the leadership of the Rivers State House of Assembly.
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