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PDP Accuses Amaechi Of Rejecting Peace Moves

By The Rainbow
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state has said that the outright rejection of peace overtures made to Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi by the latter 'is very unfortunate.'

State chairman of the PDP, Felix Amaechi Obuah, in a statement yesterday, noted that the invitation he gave to the governor and the minister of state for education, Nyesom Wike, was in keeping with the belief that as a father, the party can reconcile its differences.

Obuah said: 'To us, only Rivers people can settle their internal problems and we wondered why the governor hastily rebuffed the effort as if he is not interested in making peace with his party and people.'

The statement signed by the media aide to the state PDP chairman, Jerry Needam, said the development 'has enabled the entire Rivers people to read in between the lines to know who are behind the crisis,' stressing that 'it is only those who have ulterior motives that will object to peace initiatives being brokered by the leadership of the party in the state.'

He said the peace moves were deemed necessary 'so that Amaechi and his political aides would stop using the crisis as an excuse for not discharging their duties and also stop them from using the state resources in pursuing personal political agenda, which is presently the case.'