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Rivers PDP crisis: Amaechi swears in new caretaker chairman for Obio-Akpor

*Plans demolition of houses belonging to supporters of new PDP exco

Rivers State Governor, Chibuike amaechi has taken his fight against President Goodluck Jonathan and Minister of State for Education, Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike to another level, as he has sworn in a caretaker committee to oversee the management of Obio-Akpor LGA in the state.

Amaechi who performed the ceremony on Tuesday, anointed Mr David Dike to take over the activities alongside another members.

The governor had on Monday secured the removal of the Timothy Nsirim led council by the Rivers State House of Assembly. The governor also facilitated the sack of elected councilors in the Obio-Akpor LGA.

Last Thursday, Scan News exclusively reported the plot by the Rivers State Government to procure a court injunction aimed at stopping the Rivers State PDP Executive led by Felix Obuah from taking over. 24hours after that report, the Rivers State Government procured the ruling from a State High Court, even though it was aware that the Felix Obuah Executive has been sworn.

The Police in Rivers State told Amaechi that they would not support any form of illegality, hence they would respect the Abuja High Court judgment. This message checked the planned violent protest organized by the Amaechi administration, Scan-News learnt.

Reporters covering Rivers State have since placed their loyalty on the Amaechi camp, ignoring the activities of the new PDP executives. Scan-News gathered that this may not be unconnected with the threats several of them have received and the direct gifts from top government officials.

Investigations by Scan News revealed that the State Government is planning to use demolition as a weapon to fight supporters of the new exco. A source at the Government House, Port Harcourt stated that some houses belonging to opposing PDP chieftains have been marked for demolition. Also marked for demolition is a hotel owned by Felix Obuah, the new party chairman.

The source stated that though the chairman obtained a court injunction to stop the demolition, the state government will go ahead with the exercise to discourage others from challenging the authority of the governor. He noted that since the demolition will be carried out by the government, any lawsuit arising from it will be borne by the relevant agency.

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