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Impeachment Claim By Rivers State Government, Fallacious—PDP

By Rivers PDP

The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the allegation by the Rivers State Government of a purported impeachment plot against Gov Amaechi as untrue and an issue not yet contemplated by the Party.

The PDP wonders why a government that claims to have a clean hand, without even an iota of corruption, should be expressing fears of possible impeachment of its principal head, the Governor.

To set the records straight, the PDP emphasizes, that at no time had it conceived, nurtured and expressed such intention to impeach the Governor, neither does it intend to attack him in whatever guise.

According to the Party, it's presently concerned with a more serious issue of repositioning the party for the coming elections to enable it win and liberate the State from the mess it has been thrown into by the heavily funded All Progressives Congress, APC.

The PDP says understandably, the State Government and the Governor must be confused and seems to have set out to also confuse and divert the people's attention from core issues of corruption and financial recklessness characterizing the Amaechi administration including the current crisis rocking the State Judiciary, which he (the governor) has stubbornly trample on the relevant constitutional provisions by disrespecting the directive of the National Judicial Commission (NJC) on the appointment of a Chief Judge for the State.

The Party however says even though the impeachment of the Governor is presently not on its agenda, it is constitutionally right and proper to impeach any erring chief executive of a State, particularly those involved in glaring cases of corruption.

The PDP therefore calls on Nigerians, especially Rivers people not to take the Governor's claim seriously as there is no such plan by the Party.

The Party also urges the people to resist being deceived by the antics of the Rivers State Government as many of such false claims have been initiated to be made and published in the media in the coming days by the Governor and the APC leadership.

Similarly, the Peoples Democratic Party strongly denies attempt to attack Gov Rotimi Amaechi as alleged by the State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, saying the party has a responsible corporate citizen of Nigeria has seen no reason taken such uncivilized action on the Governor.

The Party also warns the Commissioner to stop peddling lies and insulting the President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan with the aim of achieving their selfish and unpopular ambition, stressing that if she does not desist from carrying out such act of calumny and misrepresentation of fact on the President and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the party will have no other option than to engage the Rivers State Government according.

Jerry Needam
Special Adviser, on Media to
State PDP Chairman, Bro. Felix Obuah