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Anti-Amaechi Protesters Attack Northern Governors In Port Harcourt

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Exactly one week after the Rivers State Assembly crisis, protesters who are against the state governor Chibuike Amaechi have attacked four Northern governors led by Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger state.

According to information gathered by Channels Television, the protesters who besieged the Port Harourt International Airport, had camped there from 7am on Tuesday morning.

Chanting anti-Amaechi slogans, the protesters berated the Northern governors for intervening in Rivers state’s internal crisis.

The three governors including Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) remained at the VIP Lounge of the airport for about an hour waiting for Mr Aliyu to arrive.

After Mr Aliyu arrived, the governors drove out of the airport in a waiting motorcade provided by their host. But as their cars drove out of the airport and headed towards the Rivers State Government House, the protesters became violent pelting the motorcade with stones, water bottles, sticks and other items.

However, the governors arrived the Government House safe, without any major incident, and are now holding a closed-door meeting with Mr Amaechi.

Meanwhile, the Rivers state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised Governor Amaechi for setting up a 12 man committee to investigate the crisis rocking the state House Assembly.

The party said that Amaechi can’t be a judge in his own case.

The Senate is expected to give its own report on Wednesday.